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Bronze Age timeline: 4000-2000 BC

By |2019-02-24T07:17:10-07:00September 10th, 2017|Central Asia, History|

A Bronze Age clay pot with a drawing of a wheeled cart from what is now Poland, about 3500 BC Cities, kings and empires Around 4000 BC, there were enough people in West Asia, Egypt, China, and Peru for them to live in small cities (about 10,000-50,000 people). These places began to choose kings to govern them. Then they formed the [...]

Ancient history timeline: 10,000-4000 BC – the Stone Age

By |2018-04-19T15:03:06-07:00September 10th, 2017|History, West Asia, When|

Ancient history timeline: Building at Gobekli Tepe in what is now  Turkey (ca. 9000 BC) Beginning of farming Around 10,000 BC, with the end of the last major Ice Age, people all over the world - not everyone, but a lot of people - began to shift from fishing and hunting and gathering to farming as their main way of getting food. Farming [...]

Before 10,000 BC – World history timeline

By |2018-04-25T23:04:13-07:00September 10th, 2017|Africa, History|

Sibidu Cave, South Africa. People lived here from about 77,000 BC until about 38,000 years ago. In the early years of human history, beginning with the earliest humans about two million years ago, every place in the world was in the Stone Age, and all the people in the world got their food by hunting and gathering. For a [...]

What did people eat? World history of food

By |2019-01-29T12:34:14-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|

Food history: Uighur women picking mulberries (ca. 400s AD) Going hungry Throughout most of history, most people never got enough to eat. Many people starved to death. Food was much more expensive than it is today, and governments helped people out less than they do now. Even farmers often went hungry when city [...]