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4 08, 2017

Europe’s economy in the 1800s

By |2018-04-16T10:32:28-07:00August 4th, 2017|Economy, Modern Europe|0 Comments

A British merchant ship in the Caribbean, in the 1860s By 1800 AD, France, Britain, and Spain were all getting rich. They used their strong armies and navies to take wood, food, and cotton from other countries without paying for them. France was taking things from West Africa and Haiti. Britain was taking stuff from India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. [...]

13 06, 2017

Farming in Ancient Egypt – Egyptian farming

By |2019-07-26T11:43:52-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Economy, Egypt, Food|1 Comment

Egyptian farming: Ancient Egyptian cattle plowing (Louvre Museum, Paris) When did Egyptians start to farm? The Egyptians started farming a little later than their neighbors in West Asia and about the same time as other people around the world, probably around 10,000 BC, but definitely by 5200 BC. The beginnings of farming Stone Age Egypt [...]

12 06, 2017

Planting crops – History of Farming

By |2018-04-19T10:27:39-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

An Egyptian using a hand plow (about 1400 BC) The first part of farming is planting the seeds in good dirt, so they can begin to grow. In most parts of Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, early farmers planted their seeds in the fall, around October. You can plant seeds one at [...]

12 06, 2017

Who domesticated cattle? History of cows

By |2019-07-15T21:53:18-07:00June 12th, 2017|Central Asia|0 Comments

History of cows: Cows in a field The wild auroch Cattle are the tame version of the wild aurochs that used to live on the grass plains of Asia, Africa, and Europe. What is an aurochs? Evolution of mammals All our biology articles About 7000 BC, people in North Africa began to keep [...]