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7 08, 2017

Native American architecture

By |2018-04-08T11:23:09-07:00August 7th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|0 Comments

Replica of Cherokee winter house What kind of house you lived in depended a lot on where you lived, and how you lived. Many people were nomadic, travelling around with their dogs following the buffalo they hunted on the Great Plains. These people lived mainly in tipis, which were very large tents made of long wooden poles covered [...]

31 07, 2017

Medieval houses – Europe

By |2019-09-03T09:13:07-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Colleta di Castelbianco, Italy Medieval European houses Houses in the Middle Ages were different from Roman houses in several ways. One important change was that more people lived in small villages for safety, instead of in farmhouses on their own land. Roman houses Northern European houses History of houses Medieval architecture All our medieval Europe [...]

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 [...]

19 07, 2017

Vedic architecture in India

By |2017-07-19T17:15:33-07:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|0 Comments

A barrel-vaulted thatched house in rural India today. After the collapse of the Harappan civilization about 2000 BC, for hundreds of years there were no more cities in India. Instead, people lived in small villages with wooden palisade fences around them. The fences kept their sheep in, and wild animals out. People's houses were different too. They built one-room cottages [...]

8 07, 2017

Neolithic Greece – the Late Stone Age

By |2018-04-23T07:23:54-07:00July 8th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Neolithic Greece: Sheep grazing under an olive tree Farming and herding By around 7000 BC there started to be more people in Greece. It became harder and harder to get all the food you needed just by gathering and hunting. So people began to farm. Farming was more work (and not as much [...]

1 07, 2017

Stone Age Greek architecture

By |2018-04-09T16:00:06-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Before the New Stone Age, people had lived in caves, but around 6000 BC people living in Greece began to build houses for themselves instead. At first they built small houses out of wattle and daub: sticks woven together and plastered over with mud. The roofs were thatched with grass and they left a hole [...]

26 06, 2017

Bronze Age buildings of northern Europe

By |2019-02-24T11:54:16-07:00June 26th, 2017|Architecture, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Bronze Age architecture: Reconstruction of lake house (Pfahlbau Museum Unteruhldingen on Lake Constance, Germany, ca. 3000 BC) Bigger and better houses in the Bronze Age As the people of Europe began to have more contact with West Asia and North Africa in the Bronze Age, about 3000 BC, they started to build more [...]

22 06, 2017

History of oats: where are oats from?

By |2019-09-18T07:50:56-07:00June 22nd, 2017|West Asia|2 Comments

History of oats: Oats growing in a field What is the history of oats? Like wheat and barley and millet, oats grow wild all around West Asia. Probably early gatherers picked oats and ate them. But when people first started farming wheat and barley, about 12,000 BC, they didn't like oats as much. [...]

12 06, 2017

What is straw? History of straw

By |2018-10-04T06:25:57-07:00June 12th, 2017|Crafts, Economy|0 Comments

History of Straw: loose straw in a pile What is straw made of? Straw is the dried stalks of tall grasses like wheat, millet or barley. After people harvested the seeds of these grasses for food, they used the straw for everything from shoes to mattresses to baskets. More about wheat Where does [...]

5 06, 2017

Shang Dynasty Architecture – Early China

By |2019-09-16T05:37:08-07:00June 5th, 2017|China|4 Comments

Remains of the Shang Dynasty palace at Erlitou The beginning of Chinese architecture Even as early as the Shang Dynasty, about 1500 BC, the buildings we know about look like later Chinese buildings - anyone would know they were from China, not from West Asia or Africa. More about the Shang Dynasty All [...]