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12 09, 2017

Iron Age economy in West Asia – the Phoenicians

By |2019-09-25T18:42:37-07:00September 12th, 2017|West Asia|2 Comments

Iron Age economy: Phoenician glass - a face pendant of an African man. 400-200 BC Traders in the Mediterranean The rise of the Assyrian empire (in modern Iraq) and of the Phoenicians (in modern Lebanon) about 900 BC created a new economic boom in West Asia. The Phoenicians traded all over the Mediterranean Sea in ships, and established trading posts [...]

27 07, 2017

Yayoi – Iron Age Japan

By |2018-04-18T09:53:57-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|0 Comments

Yayoi pottery, ca. 100-200 AD By about 800 BC, most people in Japan were shifting from Stone Age hunting and gathering to farming rice for most of their food (but they were still also eating a lot of fish). People in Japan started raising pigs at this time, too, brought over from China. Like farmers everywhere, people in Japan started to fight over land, and [...]

1 07, 2017

Ancient Greek Architecture

By |2019-07-17T10:14:00-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Greek architecture: a Bronze Age palace in Knossos, Crete The first buildings in Greece The earliest buildings people built in Greece, in the New Stone Age, are small houses or huts, and wooden walls around them for protection. Later there are bigger houses, and stone walls around the villages. Stone Age Greek architecture [...]

27 06, 2017

Iron Age in northern Europe

By |2019-09-25T20:38:44-07:00June 27th, 2017|History, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Vix crater: a large bronze jar for mixing wine made in Greece and found in a rich woman's tomb in central France (ca. 500 BC) - Iron Age Europe Settlers arrive from other places About 1000 BC, Greek and Phoenician colonists were settling all around the Mediterranean Sea, and bringing more and more [...]

26 06, 2017

Iron Age buildings of northern Europe

By |2019-09-26T05:00:20-07:00June 26th, 2017|Architecture, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Iron Age buildings: a Roman bath building in Trier, in southern Germany, about 300 AD Roman buildings in northern Europe By the time of the Roman Empire, about 1 AD, many people in Northern Europe were living under Roman rule, and their buildings began to look more and more like Roman buildings from [...]

20 06, 2017

When did people start riding horses?

By |2019-08-21T11:49:39-07:00June 20th, 2017|Central Asia|0 Comments

Riding horses: Assyrian archer on horseback, ca. 650 BC Riding horses Near the beginning of the Iron Age, about 800 BC, people in Central Asia began riding horses more instead of just having them pull wagons. Where are horses from? Iron Age timeline All our Central Asia articles Why did people ride horses? Once [...]

31 05, 2017

Scythian clothing – Central Asian clothing history

By |2018-11-07T10:24:56-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Clothing|0 Comments

Plaid wool fabric from about 1000 BC, from western China It's cold in Central Asia Central Asia is pretty far north, so it's pretty cold there. More about Central Asian weather All our Central Asia articles Clothes were really important to keep you from freezing to death. So people worked hard to get [...]