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Nickanan Night. Nickanan Night (sometimes called Hall Monday or Peasen Monday) is a Cornish feast, traditionally held on the Monday before Lent.[1] Sometimes called roguery night in West Cornwall, England, UK, this event was an excuse for local youths to undertake acts of minor vandalism and play practical jokes on neighbours and family.[2] The name Nickanan may come from the practice of knocking on doors and running away which is known as 'Nicky nicky nine doors' in some parts of English speaking world. The eating of pea soup and salt bacon was also associated with this date. 19th century description[edit] In the 19th century Thomas Quiller Couch described Nickanan Night.[3] On the day termed Hall Monday, which precedes Shrove Tuesday, about the dusk of the evening, it is the custom for boys, and, in some cases, for those who are above the age of boys, to prowl about the streets with short clubs, and to knock loudly at every door, running off to escape detection on the slightest sign of a motion within.

Easter. Help support New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — all for only $19.99... The English term, according to the Ven. Bede (De temporum ratione, I, v), relates to Estre, a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring, which deity, however, is otherwise unknown, even in the Edda (Simrock, Mythol., 362); Anglo-Saxon, eâster, eâstron; Old High German, ôstra, ôstrara, ôstrarûn; German, Ostern. April was called easter-monadh. The plural eâstron is used, because the feast lasts seven days. Like the French plural Pâques, it is a translation from the Latin Festa Paschalia, the entire octave of Easter. The Greek term for Easter, pascha, has nothing in common with the verb paschein, "to suffer," although by the later symbolic writers it was connected with it; it is the Aramaic form of the Hebrew pesach (transitus, passover).

The feast The Easter office and mass Risus Paschalis. What is the origin of Easter? Also read: Is “Easter” mentioned in Scripture? Answer The name “Easter” has its roots in ancient polytheistic religions (paganism). On this, all scholars agree. This name is never used in the original Scriptures, nor is it ever associated biblically with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For these reasons, we prefer to use the term “Resurrection Sunday” rather than “Easter” when referring to the annual Christian remembrance of Christ’s resurrection. Ancient origin Most reference books say that the name “Easter” derived from the Eastre, the Teutonic goddess of Spring. The Flood was a divine judgment sent on mankind after evil had become all pervasive, and all people everywhere were totally unresponsive to God.

After the Flood, Noah had a talented, but evil, great-grandson named Nimrod (Genesis 10:6-10) who rebelled greatly against God. King Nimrod, Queen Easter (Ishtar/Semiramis), and Tammuz (the “reincarnated” Nimrod) Nimrod built and organized major cities. The Easter Egg. Ancient Human Metropolis Found in Africa is 200,000 years old! "I see myself as a fairly open-minded chap but I will admit that it took me well over a year for the penny to drop, and for me to realise that we are actually dealing with the oldest structures ever built by humans on Earth. The main reason for this is that we have been taught that nothing of significance has ever come from southern Africa. That the powerful civilizations all emerged in Sumeria and Egypt and other places. We are told that until the settlement of the BANTU people from the north, which was supposed to have started sometime in the 12th century AD, this part of the world was filled by hunter gatherers and so-called Bushmen, who did not make any major contributions in technology or civilization.

" -- Tellinger A Rich and Diverse History When explorers found these ruins, they thought they were 13th-century cattle corals made by nomadic tribes who settled the land. These circular ruins are spread over a huge area. How could this be achieved by humans 200,000 years ago? First evidence of farming in Mideast 23,000 years ago: Evidence of earliest small-scale agricultural cultivation -- ScienceDaily. Until now, researchers believed farming was "invented" some 12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization -- Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran -- an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations.

A new discovery by an international collaboration of researchers from Tel Aviv University, Harvard University, Bar-Ilan University, and the University of Haifa offers the first evidence that trial plant cultivation began far earlier -- some 23,000 years ago. The study focuses on the discovery of the first weed species at the site of a sedentary human camp on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

It was published in PLOS ONE and led by Prof. Ehud Weiss of Bar-Ilan University in collaboration with Prof. Marcelo Sternberg of the Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants at TAU's Faculty of Life Sciences and Prof. Evidence among the weeds Early gatherers The site bears the remains of six shelters and a particularly rich assemblage of plants.

Early gatherers. Les grottes préhistoriques ornées. Life Expectancy. Richard Field on Management and Information Science Home > Archive > Life Expectancy The generalization is often stated that life expectancy in earlier times was short. The quotation from Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan to describe pre-modern times is used in many cases to describe life then as "nasty, brutish, and short". And yet I can't believe these statements. What I would like to see is tables that illustrate stable state age distributions for different societies at different times. The book Expectations of Life by H.O. From the table it is clear that even in the middle ages, if the person could get through childhood and early adulthood, he could expect to live to 64 or so. Lancaster's book says that there isn't much evidence of age at death for prehistoric societies.

Home | Research | Courses | Recommended | Contact | Archive All contents Copyright 2002 by Richard H G Field. ANCIENT EGYPT : Introducing Ancient Egyptian Religion, Ritual and Philosophy. Timelines of Asia TOC:  India, China, Japan. Oxyrhynchus. Location of Oxyrhynchus in Egypt Etymology[edit] The town was named after a species of fish of the Nile River which was important in Egyptian mythology as the fish that ate the penis of Osiris, though it is not known exactly which species of fish this is. One possibility is a species of mormyrid, medium-sized freshwater fish that figure in various Egyptian and other artworks. Some species of mormyrid have distinctive downturned snouts, lending them the common name of elephantnoses among aquarists and ichthyologists. A figurine from Oxyrhynchus of one of these sacred fish has many attributes typical of mormyrids: a long anal fin, a small caudal fin, widely spaced pelvic and pectoral fins, and of course the downturned snout.[1] History[edit] For more than 1,000 years, the inhabitants of Oxyrhynchus dumped garbage at a series of sites out in the desert sands beyond the town limits.

When Flinders Petrie visited Oxyrhynchus in 1922, he found remains of the colonnades and theatre. Finds[edit] Once Upon A Time. Long Time Gone. Long Ago. Mythos. GNOSIS OF MYTH: Noah’s Ark | KEITH CLEVERSLEY. Introduction There are numerous debates surrounding the story of Noah’s Ark. Many are working feverishly to prove that it could have actually been a historical event, while others remain steadfastly convinced that it was a mythological tale intended to teach the universal truths about the human experience and condition.

Instead of throwing another hat into the ring, the intention of this article is to present the historical facts, allowing the truth to reveal itself. It’s surprisingly easy to believe in something as adults that was taught to us in our youth and presented as fact, and it’s equally easy for us to believe something as fact when we have only a few details regarding it. In other words: on the surface, Noah’s Ark doesn’t seem that unbelievable when we casually look at the general idea of the story. When we argue smaller details and overlook the bigger picture, it can be easy to get caught up in very misleading arguments. The age of Noah Size & Technology of the Ark. Ancestral Lines.

Evolutionary biologists use a cladogram, the treelike diagram of evolutionary branches or clades, to organize species into lines of evolutionary descent across time. Biologists use three types of evidence to deduce evolutionary connections: genetics, morphology, and geologic dating. (Behavior, normally a key part of evolutionary studies, can only be inferred in extinct species — for example, by examining the ecology in which the species flourished and the species adaptations for eating and locomotion.)

Analyses of primate fossils and the genetic relatedness of living primates converge to the conclusion that humans and chimpanzees branched from a common ancestor about 7 million years ago. DNA recovered from several uncontaminated Neanderthalensis fossils indicated that modern humans and extinct neanderthals diverged about 400,000 years ago; but more recent studies show that they must have interbred within Europe or the Middle East since then. List of cartographers. Cartography is the study of map making and cartographers are map makers.

Before 1400[edit] Modern rendering of Anaximander's 6th century BC world map Ptolemy's 150 CE world map (as redrawn in the 15th century) 15th century[edit] 16th century[edit] Battista Agnese's 1544 world map 17th century[edit] Herman Moll's A new map of the whole world with the trade winds (1736) Pieter van der Aa (Netherlands, 1659–1733)João Teixeira Albernaz I (Portugal ? 18th century[edit] Anthropology. Histomap of Evolution - Scaled (28%) Festivals, Food and Farming. My original reasons for taking up the study of Proto-Indo-European religion had nothing to do with religion. I just had a few tiny questions related to gardening, such as what time of year to plant spelt, and which Goddess would be suitable as a garden ornament, since I was thinking of getting a statue to use as a focal point. And finally, I wondered why I didn’t know a single traditional harvest song, because I always feel like singing in the garden.

To my amazement, I was unable to find out this basic information. Local garden centers did not have any advice on when to plant spelt, a traditional grain that people don’t normally grow in their gardens. I then tried looking up the traditional time of fall grain planting in the Mediterranean climates, which should be incorporated into the Pagan festival calendars of Greece and Rome, but I couldn’t even find calendars of the traditional Pagan festivals for these countries. I found this absurd. See Pagan Saints for the reason.

Adipocere Main: FOOD OF THE PIONEERS. 9,000 B.C. - 3,000 B.C. Oldest Civilisation. Oldest Civilization Click on underlined words to open paragraph Indus Script- the mother of all alphabetic scripts Click below to read the report and see the NASA image NASA Images Discover Ancient Bridge Between India & Sri Lanka The bridge's unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a primitive age, about 1,750,000 years ago and the bridge's age is also almost equivalent Sunken City Off India Coast 7500 B.C.? How to fix the date of the Mahabharata A practical suggestion The following text is taken from the Mahabharata.

Tsunami? From The Mahabharata Mausala Parva, Section VI Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan GanguliVasudeva said: This city of Dwaravati, after Arjuna’s departure, will, with its walls and edifices, be swallowed up by the ocean without any delay.From The Mahabharata Mausala Parva, Section VII Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli. Fossil Hominids: the evidence for human evolution. Frontiers of Anthropology. Image Gallery: Our Closest Human Ancestor | Australopithecus Sediba & Human Evolution | Human Origins.

Faces of Our Ancestors. Our forgotten brothers. Mediteraneo เมดิเตอร์เรเนียน 地中海 先民, Grekujo 希腊 กรีซ, Hispanujo สเปน 西班牙, Italujo arbaro 意大利 刚果的森林 คองโก ป่า อิตาลี Xitālī, Sardinio 撒丁岛 ซาร์ดิเนีย Sār̒dineīy, Lazio: ลาซิโอ, lā si xo, Romo โรม 罗马, Tibero rivero แม่น้ำ อิตาลี Mæ̀n̂ả Xitālī Camunni. The history of Valle Camonica (near city of Brescia) begins with the end of last ice age, 15,000 years ago when the glacier, melting, creates the valley. The inhabitants, who had begun to visit the valley settled from the Neolithic. They were called by Romans the Camunni, famous for stone carvings: in Val Camonica they left about 300,000 petroglyphs, which made the area one of the largest centers of rock art in Europe.

Otzi. Shamanism is tied to groups that show a tight relationship with nature, up to the point in which any menace towards it impoverishes our possible comprehension of its concrete manifestations. Phoenissa, the Bloody One, was the mother of the Phoenicians. Pan. Pictograph Photos | Geology. The Archaeology News Network: Skulls with mix of Neanderthal and primitive traits illuminate human evolution. Researchers studying a collection of skulls in a Spanish cave identified both Neanderthal-derived features and features associated with more primitive humans in these bones. This "mosaic pattern" supports a theory of Neanderthal evolution that suggests Neanderthals developed their defining features separately, and at different times – not all at once. Having this new data from the Sima de los Huesos site, as the Spanish cave is called, has allowed scientists to better understand hominin evolution during the Middle Pleistocene, a period in which the path of hominin evolution has been controversial.

"The Middle Pleistocene was a long period of about half a million years during which hominin evolution didn't proceed through a slow process of change with just one kind of hominin quietly evolving towards the classic Neanderthal," said lead author Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Professor of Paleontology at the Complutense University of Madrid. Arsuaga and his team were delighted to work on this effort.

Mesopotamian Astronomy - Babylonian and Persian History. Ever since man first looked up at the stars and asked the question, “Are we Alone?” The history of astronomy has shaped the course of human society, connecting science with the inbuilt human spirituality and sense of wonder at the unimaginable vastness of the cosmos. Now seen as the domain of loveable eccentrics, such as Patrick Moore, the late, great Carl Sagan, and Brian May, it is easy to forget how the science of astronomy has pervaded nearly every aspect of human history, and oversaw the rise and fall of great civilizations.

The History of Astronomy - Shaping Human History Many notable events in history were shaped by conjunctions of stars and astronomic events, such as the star (supernova) that guided the Magi to Bethlehem. Halley’s Comet always seems to bring fear, destruction and rebirth in its wake, the portent of doom that caused seismic shifts in human history. Ancient Astronomy and the Sumerians, the Foundation of Civilization The Babylonian Legacy and the History of Astronomy. Skulls from Spanish cave illuminate human evolution.

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome. The First Americans. World History. History. Historic People. Ancient Civilizations. Ancient Civilizations. Historical Handfasting. Saved by fire: breads in archeology. In ancient Egypt, summer was the season for making babies. Names of the Levant. Cities of the ancient Near East. Plovdiv. Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict | Jewish Virtual Library. Ancient Scripts: Home. Myth of Invasion Rig veda Aryans. Ancient Roman History Timeline. Runes. PROTO-INDO-EUROPEANS 12 pp pdf.