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Ancient Egyptian Food – Eating and drinking in ancient Egypt

By |2018-12-11T11:39:20-07:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Food|

Ancient Egyptian food: Actual bread from Egypt's New Kingdom (Vatican Museum, Rome) Ancient Egyptian food: from both Africa and West Asia Because Egypt is in Africa, but very close to West Asia, what people ate in ancient Egypt was midway between African and West Asian food. Wheat, barley, and olive oil all originally came [...]

Gathering wild foods – History of Food

By |2018-04-19T10:29:26-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|

Gathering food: A Roman painting of figs in a basket Gathering means collecting plants that grow wild for food. Early humans gathered all of their food from the land around them. At first, when all people were still in Africa, they mostly gathered figs, just as chimpanzees do. Then they added shellfish - [...]

What was the Silk Road? Central Asian Economy

By |2018-09-26T08:36:48-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|

Mongol herdsman Hunting wild animals The first people moved into Central Asia about 50,000 BC. They were probably following the big animals that they hunted for food and leather skins - the wild aurochs and the wild horse. The great grasslands of Central Asia were a good place for aurochs and horses, because [...]

African Food – History – Cooking and eating in early Africa

By |2019-02-03T18:04:09-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, Food|

Early African food: Wheat bread African food before farming Before people started farming, African hunters and gatherers ate mainly fruit (especially figs), with some meat and fish and seafood and eggs. Along the coasts, Africans also fished and gathered shellfish. They harvested wild grain and nuts to eat, and gathered honey. They got a [...]