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Yayoi – Iron Age Japan

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

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 [...]

Minyans – Middle Bronze Age Greece

By |2018-04-23T07:13:32+00:00July 8th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Minyan Ware - Greek pottery from about 2000 BC Indo-Europeans The new invaders who destroyed Lerna at the end of the Early Bronze Age in 2100 BC, were the Greeks. Unlike the people of Sesklo, Dimini and Lerna, these new people were Indo-Europeans, or Yamnaya. They came from Central Asia, and they spoke [...]

What is Minyan Ware? Early Bronze Age

By |2018-04-22T11:11:33+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Art, Greeks|

A depas cup in Minyan ware The Indo-European Greeks arrived in Greece around 2100 BC and defeated the people who were already living there. Along with horses and chariots, the Indo-European conquerors brought with them a new kind of pottery known as Minyan Ware. Minyan ware is kind of boring to look at, [...]