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Egyptian Desert Hare Hunting
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Egyptian Desert Hare Hunting

An Egyptian servant is carrying two desert hares as offering to Nebamun, a rich Egyptian accountant. This photo is a detail of a larger procession of agricultural offerings. From the tomb of Nebamun (c. 1350 BCE). British Museum, London...
Silo, Phaistos, Crete
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Silo, Phaistos, Crete

The minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE). A silo for grain storage.
Tablet with Survey of Barley Yields
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Tablet with Survey of Barley Yields

This clay tablet mentions a survey of eleven fields with their dimensions and barley yields. Neo-Sumerian period, 2039 BCE, year eight in the reign of King Amar-Suen of Ur. From Mesopotamian, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).
Roman Pick
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Roman Pick

A Roman bronze pick, 1st-3rd century CE. Empuries (Emporiae), Spain. (Archaeological Museum, Empuries)
Fertile Crescent
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent, often called the "Cradle of Civilization", is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and northern...
Demeter
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Demeter

Demeter was one of the oldest gods in the ancient Greek pantheon. As a goddess of agriculture, she guaranteed the fertility of the earth and protected both farming and vegetation. This close connection with the earth was inherited from her...
The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya

The pantheon of the Maya is a vast collection of deities who were worshipped throughout the region which, today, comprises Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador...
Ninurta
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ninurta

Ninurta (identified with Ningirsu, Pabilsag, and the biblical Nimrod) is the Sumerian and Akkadian hero-god of war, hunting, and the south wind. He first appears in texts in the early 3rd millennium BCE as an agricultural god and local deity...
The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1
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The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1

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Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Societies
Articleby Emma Groeneveld

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Hunter-gatherer societies are – true to their astoundingly descriptive name – cultures in which human beings obtain their food by hunting, fishing, scavenging, and gathering wild plants and other edibles. Although there are still...
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