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West Asian numbers – Ancient Mesopotamia

By |2019-09-04T05:48:11-07:00September 16th, 2017|West Asia|

Neolithic counting tokens The earliest way of writing down numbers was to carve notches in tally sticks, and this method spread from Africa all over Europe and Asia. But by about 9000 BC, people in West Asia began to use a different method of counting. Instead of tally sticks, people made clay tokens in different shapes. The shapes meant different [...]

Playing an Inuit game with seal bones

By |2018-04-20T22:33:17-07:00August 8th, 2017|Games, Modern Europe|

This is a variation on a traditional Inuit game. Print out the outline of the seal flipper bones and cut on the lines to get each bone separate from the others. Make a set of bones for each player. Now mix up all the bones and put them in a bag. Each player draws five [...]

From honey to sugar – History of Honey

By |2019-08-19T20:43:22-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|

History of honey: Beehives in Europe, about 1400 AD Honey in antiquity All through antiquity, honey kept on being very important as a sweetener, a preservative, and a medicine throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia. Wax was used for candles and to seal things. Early honey and beehives All about beeswax Lost wax casting [...]