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21 09, 2017

What is plate tectonics? Earthquakes and volcanoes

By |2019-08-16T08:59:53-07:00September 21st, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

Plate tectonics: The world as seen from space (flattened out) The continents move around When you look at a map of the world, it seems as though it was always like that - North America on top of South America, Europe north of Africa, Australia off at the bottom right. But really all of the dry land on Earth moves [...]

2 08, 2017

Magyars – Early Medieval Hungary

By |2017-08-02T14:17:41-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Ural mountains In the Early Middle Ages, Turkic and Mongol people in Central Asia were moving westward, pushing out Indo-European people - and other people - who had been living there. The Magyars, who were probably distant cousins of the Turkic people, had been living in the Ural Mountains. But the Gokturks and other Turkic people like the Khazars pushed [...]

25 06, 2017

Where are the Ural Mountains?

By |2019-09-15T07:03:36-07:00June 25th, 2017|Central Asia|4 Comments

Ural Mountains in Russia Ural Mountains in Central Asia The Ural Mountains run from north to south through Central Asia. They separate Europe from Asia. Like the Appalachian Mountains, the Urals formed about 300 million years ago. That was near the end of the Carboniferous period, when the first reptiles were evolving. It [...]

25 06, 2017

Which mountains are the highest?

By |2018-04-21T11:56:41-07:00June 25th, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

Up in the Alps in Switzerland Which mountains are the highest in the world? Practice graphing and see how much higher some mountain chains are than others. The highest peaks of each mountain range are below: Appalachian Mountains: 2037 meters above sea level Alps: 4810 meters Rocky Mountains: 4399 meters Himalaya Mountains: 8850 [...]

31 05, 2017

Environment of Central Asia

By |2019-03-10T06:51:26-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Environment|0 Comments

Central Asian steppe What is the steppe? By the time the first Neanderthals reached Central Asia, maybe about 100,000 BC, most of Central Asia was covered by hundreds of miles of tall grass, like the prairies of South Dakota or Nebraska in North America. There were hardly any trees, and not much water. [...]