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9 09, 2017

Who were the Mapuche? South American history

By |2019-04-01T08:49:16-07:00September 9th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Changos whale hunt, El Madano, ca. 1000 AD When did people first reach Chile? There were probably people living in Chile (a narrow strip of land in South America between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean) by around 12,000 BC. They came south with their dogs along the coast of South America, either walking or in [...]

2 09, 2017

Roman games: What games did Roman people play?

By |2018-09-10T05:43:42-07:00September 2nd, 2017|Games, Romans|0 Comments

Roman dice were involved in many Roman games Neither cards nor chess... Roman people played most of the different kinds of games that people play today. There are two important exceptions. The first one is  chess. Chess did not come to Europe from India until the Islamic Empire, about 1000 AD. The second one is card games, [...]

9 08, 2017

Mississippi People – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:36-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

A Mississippian warrior About 800 AD, the old Hopewell people seem to have developed what we call the Mississippian culture. People living near the Mississippi river got new kinds of corn about this time. Now, instead of just building burial mounds, people built mounds with flat tops and built buildings on top of the mounds, like a Mayan temple. Some [...]

9 08, 2017

Iroquois history – Native Americans

By |2019-09-27T05:04:05-07:00August 9th, 2017|Native American|4 Comments

Early Iroquois history: Mohawk pottery Haudenosaunee Early Iroquois history starts when the Iroquois originally came to America with the other Native Americans. They may have first settled around what's now Maryland around 1000 AD. Iroquois since colonization What was Iroquois food like? Iroquois longhouses All our Native American articles The Iroquois didn't call themselves "Iroquois", [...]

8 08, 2017

Cherokee economy – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:26-07:00August 8th, 2017|Economy, Native American|0 Comments

Cherokee fishing weir on the Little Tennessee River in Macon County. (Thanks to Ralph Preston) People who lived in the Cherokee nation got their meat from hunting and fishing, and from gathering shellfish, and their corn and beans and squash from farming. Usually men did the hunting and fishing. They built little rock walls in the water - fishing weirs - [...]

27 07, 2017

Stone Age Japan – Japanese history

By |2019-10-10T08:22:11-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|0 Comments

Jomon carving of a killer whale, ca. 3000 BC - Stone Age Japan The first people in Japan People probably first reached Japan from two directions around the same time. Some people came north from Southeast Asia or Australia, in boats along the coast. These people were descended from the first people who left Africa [...]

20 07, 2017

Mehrgahr – Stone Age India

By |2019-09-17T11:00:35-07:00July 20th, 2017|India|2 Comments

Clay figurines from Mehrgahr First people in India The first people reached India from Africa around 40,000 BC. There were probably still Neanderthals and Denisovans further north, but not in India. At first Indian people probably got most of their food from fishing and gathering shellfish, like other people around the world at this time. People leave Africa Early [...]