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10 09, 2017

Ancient history timeline: 10,000-4000 BC – the Stone Age

By |2018-04-19T15:03:06-07:00September 10th, 2017|History, West Asia, When|3 Comments

Ancient history timeline: Building at Gobekli Tepe in what is now  Turkey (ca. 9000 BC) Beginning of farming Around 10,000 BC, with the end of the last major Ice Age, people all over the world - not everyone, but a lot of people - began to shift from fishing and hunting and gathering to farming as their main way of getting food. Farming [...]

21 08, 2017

Where do Easter eggs come from? History of religion

By |2019-03-22T11:44:51-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion|0 Comments

Ostrich eggshell from Diepkloof Rock Shelter, South Africa (60,000 BC) When did people start dyeing eggs? Easter eggs go back long before Easter, and even long before the beginning of farming. As long ago as the Paleolithic, about 60,000 BC, people in Africa were scratching patterns and lines on ostrich eggs, though nobody knows what they had in [...]

31 05, 2017

What was the Silk Road? Central Asian Economy

By |2018-09-26T08:36:48-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|0 Comments

Mongol herdsman Hunting wild animals The first people moved into Central Asia about 50,000 BC. They were probably following the big animals that they hunted for food and leather skins - the wild aurochs and the wild horse. The great grasslands of Central Asia were a good place for aurochs and horses, because [...]

19 05, 2017

Early African Economy

By |2018-04-07T17:04:18-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Economy, History|3 Comments

Early African economy: Roman centaur lamp found at Meroe (Sudan, ca. 100 AD) African trade to Asia and India: cowrie shells African traders have been selling things to West Asian and Indian traders and buying things from them since at least 4000 BC. And African traders have been buying and selling things between [...]