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Roman schools – education in ancient Rome

By |2019-02-13T06:33:52-07:00September 4th, 2017|People, Romans|

Roman education outside of school: A Roman teacher home-schooling, about 200 AD Poor kids had to work Roman schools were for rich boys; most Roman kids did not go to school. Like their parents, they worked in the fields hoeing and weeding and plowing as soon as they were old enough. More about Roman farming History of schools [...]

Etruscan pottery – Etruscan art – Italy

By |2019-02-24T20:23:33-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Etruscan black figure pottery from about 510 BC (Louvre) What was Etruscan pottery like? The Etruscans ruled most of Italy in the 500s and 400s BC. During this time, they were making two kinds of fancy, expensive pottery. (They also made plain pottery for every day.) Who were the Etruscans? Classical Greek pottery [...]

Roman pottery – Ancient Rome

By |2018-10-12T09:00:10-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Campanian pottery from southern Italy Roman pottery used molds Roman pottery began with Etruscan-style pottery, but soon developed a tradition of its own. What was Etruscan pottery like? More Ancient Rome articles In general, potters in Italy tended to make their pots all one color. They didn't paint pictures on them the way potters did in Greece. Instead [...]

Shawnee and Tecumseh – American history

By |2018-04-08T21:33:38-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|

A Shawnee cooking pot (ca. 1500 AD) The Shawnee people probably first suffered from contact with European explorers and traders shortly after 1500 AD. That's when they caught measles from their Iroquois and Mississippian neighbors. Many Shawnee died. There were fewer Shawnee people than there had been before. Shawnee people kept on living in villages, but the villages seem to have [...]

Navajo creation myth – Native American religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:31-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, Religion|

Lake Isabelle, Colorado People didn't always live here, where they live now. First they walked through four different worlds. These other worlds were inside the earth. It was dark there. First people would get along, then they would fight and so the people would leave and go to another world, and then the [...]

Early Cherokee people – Daily life

By |2018-04-07T17:05:43-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, People|

Replica of Cherokee summer house Cherokee women lived in the same house for their whole life, with their mothers. When they got married, their husband moved into their house with them. When they had children, the children also lived in that house. But when the boys grew up and got married, they moved into their [...]

Woodland period Native American history

By |2018-10-05T06:52:43-07:00August 10th, 2017|History, Native American|

Early Anasazi (Pueblo) pottery from about 550-800 AD Early Woodland The third period of North American history, after the Archaic period, is the Woodland period. What happened in the Archaic period? More Native American articles The Early Woodland period began in the southern and midwestern part of North America about 1200 BC. People like [...]

Pueblo history – Anasazi – Native Americans

By |2019-01-25T06:05:57-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, North America|

Anasazi (Pueblo) pit house Anasazi people Pueblo people (sometimes called the Anasazi) started to build mud-brick houses for themselves in the south-west part of North America (modern Colorado, northern Arizona, and New Mexico) about 100 BC, during the Middle Woodland period (the time of the Han dynasty in China, and the Roman republic in Europe). At this point archaeologists call [...]

Archaic North America – Native Americans

By |2019-01-31T05:59:23-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

Archaic North America - the glaciers melted with the end of the Ice Age When did the Archaic period begin? After the Paleo-Indian period,  came the Archaic period. The Archaic started about 8000 BC. (That's ten thousand years ago.) During the Early Archaic period, the Ice Age ended. The great glaciers that covered the northern part of [...]