Monthly Archives: July 2017

From Africa to Scotland

Modern technology has afforded more tools for measuring and dating finds of past human activity. Radiocarbon dating can measure up to 40,000 years ago. This has resulted in recalibration of estimated ages of archaeological finds so that items already in … Continue reading

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Out of Africa

Title: A San (Bushman) who gave us an exhibition of traditional dress and hunting/foraging behavior. Namibia. (IDBeatty_002219) Perhaps the biggest long-term strength of the hunter-gatherers’ lifestyle was that it provided an inbuilt control on the overall level of human population. … Continue reading

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Rome Kingdom to Empire: impact on Brittania to Judea

Rome had a Kingdom, then a Republic, then an Empire. What follows is the evolving significant people and events which resulted in the Empire. The last Kingdom monarch was Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, located in Ancient Rome. As a result of … Continue reading

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┬áThe Adoption of the Gregorian Calendar

I grew up using the Gregorian Calendar without much thought as to its origin (or realising it was called the Gregorian Calendar!)  My digging back in time has taught me that this pervasive and powerful system dates back to Pope … Continue reading

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7th Century Religious Earthquakes

Rome first influenced the conversion of Pagans living in the British Isles, to Christianity. According to Prosper of Aquitaine, Palladius was from a noble family in Gaul. In 429, he was serving as a deacon in Rome. The Pope commissioned … Continue reading

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Pre and Post the Year Muhammed was Born

In 570c, a boy called Muhammad, was born in the Arabian city of Mecca.  In Eastern Europe there were migrations of nomadic peoples and major changes were taking place as the Byzantine Empire fought for retention of its borders. Prior … Continue reading

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From Roman Empire to the New World

Thank you Wikipedia, illuminating my path of education as I search for understanding. Thank you also all the various sites on history and books of information on battles for control of areas of the known world which had previously been … Continue reading

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