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American environment and change

By |2019-05-29T11:16:56-07:00August 11th, 2017|Environment, North America|

Hunting Passenger Pigeons, about 1800 AD: American environment Most of the people died The story of the environment of North America after 1500 AD is one terrible change after another. Shortly after 1500 AD, most of the people living in North America seem to have died. Colonization timeline 1500-today American geography and environment All our [...]

Early European environment: northern Europe

By |2019-05-29T18:18:54-07:00June 27th, 2017|Environment, Northern Europe|

Black Forest in Northern Europe: the early European environment had a lot of forests like this one. Not so different from Central Asia When people first arrived in northern Europe and Scandinavia, following the Danube inland from Central Asia, they found an environment that must have already been familiar to them: a lot [...]

History of pigs, pork, and bacon

By |2019-08-05T19:19:38-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy, Food|

History of pigs: A wild boar Where do pigs come from? The first pigs evolved in Southeast Asia from earlier, smaller mammals, about two million years ago, and spread out from there all over Eurasia and Africa. The Quaternary period Central Asian food history Wild pigs live in forests, especially where there are [...]