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Early Native American Economy – farming and trade

By |2019-08-22T23:50:12-07:00September 28th, 2017|Native American|

Native American economy: Pomo people fishing (California, 1816) Fishing and gathering food When people first came to North America, maybe about 15,000 BC, they were probably mostly following the fish along the coast, and fishing is what they spent most of their time doing. History of fishing First people in the Americas Lots more Native [...]

Assyrians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:38-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|

Assyrian history: the head of an Akkadian king (maybe Sargon, who invaded Assur) Where did the Assyrians live? We first hear of the Assyrians around 2300 BC. That's when Sargon of Akkad invaded their small kingdom, Assur, in what is now Syria. (Syria is named for the Assyrians.) More on the Akkadians The Bronze Age All our [...]

Dark Age economy in West Asia

By |2019-09-05T05:42:30-07:00September 12th, 2017|West Asia|

Dark Age economy: The temple of Goliath's town, Gath - apparently founded by the Philistines, when they fled the economic problems at home and arrived in Israel around 1100 BC The end of the Bronze Age The political collapse around 1200 BC in West Asia may have been related to an economic collapse about the same time. Hittites/Bronze Age [...]

Silver and silver mining – the history

By |2019-04-05T07:16:59-07:00September 7th, 2017|West Asia|

Silver mining slaves at Laurion, near Athens Why did people want silver? People first mined silver in the Bronze Age. Like gold, silver is a great way to help people trade. More about gold The history of money The Bronze Age Silver's easy to carry around Even before people started to make coins, little [...]

Roman Christians persecute the Jews

By |2019-04-01T14:09:33-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

A Jewish tombstone from the Roman Empire with Greek writing and menorahs (Vatican Museum, Rome) Jews in the Roman Empire From the end of the Second Jewish Revolt and the Diaspora, around 130 AD, the Jews lived more or less quietly in the Roman Empire. First Jewish Revolt Second Revolt and Diaspora All our Ancient Rome articles [...]

Inuit history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-24T09:52:08-07:00August 9th, 2017|History|

Inuit carving of a sea lion The early Inuit The Inuit lived along the eastern coast of Siberia and in Alaska, on both sides of the Bering Strait. (Some people call them the Eskimo, but that's an insulting Algonquin word for them). The Inuit fished and hunted seals and walruses and caribou. Inuit trade with [...]

Algonquin history – Early Native Americans

By |2019-09-15T07:04:04-07:00August 8th, 2017|Native American|

Algonquin history: Algonquin arrowhead from about 1 AD. It's made from stone imported from south of the Great Lakes From Athabascan to Algonquin Algonquin tradition says that people who called themselves Algonquins first lived along the Atlantic Coast, in the north-eastern part of North America, north of the Iroquois and south of the Inuit (in modern Canada). [...]

Pieter Brueghel – European Art

By |2019-02-24T20:11:19-07:00August 4th, 2017|Art, Modern Europe|

Pieter Brueghel, Children's Games (1560 AD) Did Brueghel see Chinese art? As European traders began to sail directly to China in the late 1400s AD, they brought back all kinds of new things to Europe: porcelain vases, paper fans, silk cloth. Ming Dynasty Chinese art Medieval European art All our Modern Europe articles [...]