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5 07, 2017

Economy in Archaic Greece

By |2019-01-31T07:07:58-07:00July 5th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|0 Comments

Archaic Greek economy: A black-figure vase showing a blacksmith at work (Athens, about 550 BC) Not much trade in the Dark Ages During the political collapse of the Greek Dark Age (about 1200-1000 BC), many Greek people did not have children, or left for other countries. There weren't so many people living in [...]

17 06, 2017

What was Egypt like in the Stone Age?

By |2018-05-08T15:37:30-07:00June 17th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|0 Comments

Hunting birds in ancient Egypt During most of the Stone Age, people in Egypt, like people everywhere else in the world, lived by hunting and gathering their food. They traveled around from place to place in the Nile Valley, harvesting wild grasses and digging up roots. People picked berries, and found bird eggs. They [...]

12 06, 2017

History of sheep – Ancient sheep and goats

By |2019-09-18T07:48:45-07:00June 12th, 2017|West Asia|2 Comments

History of sheep: Scythian man milking a sheep (Ukraine, 400 BC) Why are sheep important? Sheep are an important part of the economy of North Africa, Europe, and West Asia even today. They were much more important long ago. People wore clothes made out of wool from the sheep, and they drank milk [...]

8 06, 2017

What is wool? History of wool – Clothing

By |2018-04-18T22:44:40-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, West Asia|1 Comment

A sheep in a pasture The most interesting thing about wool is that sheep didn't always have wool, or not enough to notice. When people first started hunting sheep, they hunted them for their meat. Sheep hair was more like deer hair is today, short and thick, not long and fine and curly. [...]

6 06, 2017

Stone Age China – Early Chinese History

By |2019-02-27T07:20:16-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|0 Comments

Jade dragon-pig from New Stone Age China When did the first people come to China? Early people made it to China about 700,000 years ago. They were Homo Erectus, and maybe some Denisovans. One example is "Peking Man".They had dark skin and wide flat noses. These people lived in caves. They made fires [...]

31 05, 2017

Scythians and Sogdians – Early Central Asia

By |2017-05-31T13:23:39-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Central Asian yurts Nomads were travelling around Central Asia probably by 50,000 BC or so. By 24,000 BC, if not earlier, these nomads had split into at least two different groups that spoke different languages - one group spoke proto-Indo-European and the other group spoke proto-Altaic. DNA analysis shows that some of the [...]