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Who were the Guarani? South American history

By |2019-07-26T21:14:43-07:00September 9th, 2017|South America|

Guarani people performing a dance in the 1800s The Tupi move south When the first Tupi people expanded their territory from Central America to reach the coast of Brazil about 900 BC, some of them kept on moving south along the Atlantic coast. Early history of Brazil South American history All our South America articles From [...]

Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah – Jewish holidays

By |2017-08-25T11:57:45-07:00August 25th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

Apples For thousands of years, the Jews celebrated their New Year around the beginning of spring, just like everybody else in West Asia. Passover was probably port of this old New Year celebration. Sometime before 100 AD, though, the Jews split off from this ancient tradition and began to celebrate a different new year, the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, [...]

Native American food – North America – pemmican and succotash

By |2019-02-09T10:12:03-07:00August 8th, 2017|Food, Native American|

Native American food: Inuit carving of a sea lion Hunting and gathering wild food Early on, until about 2000 BC, people in North America ate only wild foods that they could hunt or gather. More about gathering Paleo-Indians in North America All our Native American articles Salmon, wapato, pine nuts and acorn flour These foods varied according to the environment where [...]

Ancient Greek food – History of Food – Ancient Greece

By |2019-07-18T09:11:42-07:00July 6th, 2017|Food, Greeks|

Ancient Greek food - Platter with fish (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Sacrifice and Greek food Food, for people in Ancient Greece, was what separated people from animals, and from the gods. Gods didn't need to eat, and people did. Animals ate their food raw, but people cooked their food and were civilized. The [...]

From honey to sugar – History of Honey

By |2019-01-28T07:14:26-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|

Beehives in Europe, about 1400 AD Honey in antiquity All through antiquity, honey kept on being very important as a sweetener, a preservative, and a medicine throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia. Wax was used for candles and to seal things. Early history of honey All about beeswax Lost wax casting Sugar invented in [...]

Honey spreads around the world – Bee keeping

By |2019-02-11T21:07:01-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|

Bee-keeping reaches West Asia: a wax writing tablet from Uluburun shipwreck off the coast of modern Turkey (1300 BC) Bee-keeping reaches the Eastern Mediterranean By 2400 BC, people were keeping bees in hives in Egypt, but nobody was keeping bees anywhere else in the world. Early history of honey Why do bees make [...]

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 |2019-07-03T00:03:06-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|

A person gathering honey (Arana Cave, Spain, 8000 BC) What is gathering? Gathering means collecting plants that grow wild for food. Early humans gathered all of their food from the land around them. History of hunting And of fishing Early African food History of food What foods did people gather? At first, when [...]

Food in ancient China – rice and tea

By |2019-04-07T08:17:23-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, Food|

Chinese food Chinese food: rice Rice was the first grain that people farmed in China, and rice is such a basic food in China that the Chinese words for "cook" and "eat" both include the word for "rice". At first people picked wild rice. But people were farming rice along the Yang-tse River [...]