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1 09, 2017

Mediterranean Food in the Roman Empire

By |2018-04-19T22:46:14-07:00September 1st, 2017|Food, Romans|0 Comments

Woman baking bread Poor people who lived near the Mediterranean Sea had to eat food that would grow in very dry areas, with light and not very fertile soil. Mostly they ate what archaeologists call the "Mediterranean triad" or three things: wheat and barley (made into beer or porridge or flatbread or soup), olive oil (soaked into the bread, or on vegetables), [...]

31 08, 2017

Roman restaurants – going out to eat in ancient Rome

By |2018-05-21T17:00:47-07:00August 31st, 2017|Economy, Food, Romans|0 Comments

A carving of a fast food restaurant in northern Europe Many people in bigger towns in ancient Rome lived in just one room and didn't have kitchens in their apartments. They ate most of their meals in fast food restaurants like this one in the picture. You can see that one guy is sitting at a booth while [...]

12 06, 2017

History of fishing since the Stone Age

By |2019-09-14T06:40:49-07:00June 12th, 2017|Africa|8 Comments

When did people start fishing? History of fishing: Stone carving of a fish (San Francisco, ca. 7000 BC) People probably began fishing in Africa, very early on in human history. Neanderthals were fishing by about 200,000 BC. Modern humans were gathering shellfish at Blombos Cave in South Africa by about 100,000 BC. Early [...]