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10 08, 2017

Chinook clothing – What did Chinook people wear?

By |2019-04-11T05:03:41-07:00August 10th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Chinook head-shaping board (1860) What did Chinook people make clothes out of? Around 1500 AD, Chinook people, both men and women, wore leather leggings and long leather shirts. Women's shirts were longer than men's, and their sleeves were wider. In warm weather, people often wore less clothing, and in winter they often wrapped furs around them to [...]

29 06, 2017

Early European inventions

By |2019-06-02T12:31:48-07:00June 29th, 2017|Northern Europe, Science|0 Comments

Earliest science in Europe A Neanderthal stone awl - early European inventions For a long time, northern Europe was a scientific backwater: new ideas came from other places to northern Europe, and not the other way around. The earliest people came to northern Europe probably about a million years ago. These were not [...]

14 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian games: play and toys in ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-10T06:51:22-07:00June 14th, 2017|Egypt|24 Comments

Ancient Egyptian games:  knucklebones Egyptian board games: senet and mancala Ancient Egyptian games were a lot like some games people still play today. Some Egyptian games were traditional African games. (More about African games) The Egyptians learned other games from their West Asian neighbors. (More about West Asian games) People in ancient Egypt played [...]

13 06, 2017

Shoes in Ancient Egypt – Straw flip-flops

By |2019-09-13T06:58:23-07:00June 13th, 2017|Egypt|11 Comments

Ancient Egyptian shoes: Straw flip-flops from ancient Egypt Many Egyptians went barefoot Many people in ancient Egypt went barefoot their whole lives. It was warm in Egypt even in the winter, and people thought shoes were an unnecessary expense. The weather in Egypt All our ancient Egypt articles Kids, especially, didn't usually have [...]

8 06, 2017

History of leather – Skins and shoes

By |2017-06-08T09:52:59-07:00June 8th, 2017|Central Asia, Clothing|2 Comments

Areni-1 shoe from Armenia in Central Asia, about 3500 BC People make leather from the skins of animals. You can make leather out of the skin of any animal, but cows have the thickest skins to make the strongest leather. After the shepherd or the butcher killed the animal, he skinned the animal. [...]

1 06, 2017

Sewing, wheels, and steel – Central Asian science

By |2018-09-20T06:17:32-07:00June 1st, 2017|Central Asia, Science|0 Comments

Central Asian science: A clay pot with a drawing of a wheeled cart from what is now Poland, about 3500 BC What was invented in Central Asia? Many of the world's most useful inventions come from Central Asia: sewing, leather, cart wheels and spinning wheels, burning coal. And then also the compound and [...]

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 [...]