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9 09, 2017

Who were the Guarani? South American history

By |2019-07-26T21:14:43-07:00September 9th, 2017|South America|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 08, 2017

Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah – Jewish holidays

By |2017-08-25T11:57:45-07:00August 25th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

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, [...]

8 08, 2017

Native American food – North America – pemmican and succotash

By |2019-09-13T06:44:09-07:00August 8th, 2017|Native American|19 Comments

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 [...]

6 07, 2017

Ancient Greek food – History of Food – Ancient Greece

By |2019-09-14T06:38:45-07:00July 6th, 2017|Greeks|10 Comments

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 [...]

22 06, 2017

From honey to sugar – History of Honey

By |2019-08-19T20:43:22-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|0 Comments

History of honey: 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 honey and beehives All about beeswax Lost wax casting [...]

22 06, 2017

Honey spreads around the world – Bee keeping

By |2019-02-11T21:07:01-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|0 Comments

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 [...]

22 06, 2017

When did people start to eat honey?

By |2018-09-03T11:03:14-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Africa, Food|0 Comments

Early history of honey: A chimpanzee smashing a beehive to get honey When did bees start to make honey? Bees first began to make honey about 200 million years ago, long before there were any people. So the history of honey goes back a long, long way! Why do bees make honey? When [...]

14 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian Food – Eating and drinking in ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-10T06:44:40-07:00June 14th, 2017|Egypt|24 Comments

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 [...]

12 06, 2017

Gathering wild foods – History of Food

By |2019-07-03T00:03:06-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 06, 2017

Food in ancient China – rice and tea

By |2019-09-10T06:44:05-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|26 Comments

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 [...]