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Mesopotamia & the Ancient Near East

Indus Valley Civilization

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Roman Empire

Ancient Chinese Civilization

Archeological Discoveries in Europe

Archeological Discoveries in Asia

Archeological Discoveries in the Americas

Archeological Discoveries in Africa & the Middle East

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10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations 10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations History The typical history textbook has a lot of ground to cover and only so many pages to devote to anything before Jesus. For most of us, that means ancient history is a three-dog show—Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Which is why it’s easy to get the impression that, outside of those three, our map of the ancient world is mostly just blank space. But actually nothing could be further from the truth. Plenty of vibrant and fascinating cultures existed outside that narrow focus.
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Maps | Resources | Contributors' Corner Before the Rise of Civilization[edit] Early people were nomadic hunter-gatherers and lived off the land. Over time, nomadic groups of foragers and hunters began to settle down. The pastoral society helped to further tie groups to specific areas of land. World History/Ancient Civilizations World History/Ancient Civilizations
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Archaeology, or archeology[1] (from Greek ἀρχαιολογία, archaiologia – ἀρχαῖος, arkhaios, "ancient"; and -λογία, -logia, "-logy[2]"), is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record). Because archaeology employs a wide range of different procedures, it can be considered to be both a science and a humanity,[3] and in the United States it is thought of as a branch of anthropology,[4] although in Europe it is viewed as a separate discipline. Archaeology studies human history from the development of the first stone tools in eastern Africa 3.4 million years ago up until recent decades.[5] (Archaeology does not include the discipline of paleontology.) What is Archaeology? - Definitions What is Archaeology? - Definitions
How Eclipses Destroyed Empires, Enabled Columbus, and Inspired the Birth of Science How Eclipses Destroyed Empires, Enabled Columbus, and Inspired the Birth of Science The umbral shadow of the moon. Credit Rob Glover. Tonight at around 7:50pm EST, the Earth's outer shadow will be cast upon the moon, causing a penumbral eclipse. It will be visible in the early evening in the eastern Americas, while those in the Greenwich mean time zone will be be treated to a perfect midnight showing. Eastern Europeans and Asians will have to compete with the sunrise to get a glimpse of the eclipse in the early morning of October 19. Though penumbral eclipses aren't as dramatic as total lunar eclipses, the subtle shading of the moon's southeastern chunk is still an exciting event for stargazers.
Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour Your World by Guy Deutscher | Book review This tale begins with a Liberal leader and his innovative exploration of the colour blue. Not Nick Clegg and the Tories, but William Gladstone and his concern about Homer's use of colour in The Iliad and The Odyssey. Gladstone was the first prominent intellectual to notice something awry with the Greek poet's sense of colour. Homer never described the sky as blue. In fact, Homer barely used colour terms at all and when he did they were just peculiar. Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour Your World by Guy Deutscher | Book review