The First Settlement of the Americas (c. 15,000 Years Ago)

Biological and cultural roots of the Native Americans Dental morphology, genetics, and archaeology show that the biological and cultural roots of the Native Americans lie in northern China and extreme northeast Asia. We do not know when modern humans first settled in China. Although Chinese archaeologists claim that Homo sapiens sapiens evolved independently in the […]

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The Dark Ages of the Ancient Greeks

What do we mean by Dark Ages ? The Greek Dark Ages were characterized by a gradual, though severe, decline in material culture. Mycenaean pottery styles were gradually replaced by proto-Geometric ware, cremation supplanted burial, and the appearance of long pins and spectacle-fibula suggest a new style of dress. International trade, monumental building, and the […]

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List of The 10 Largest Empires in History

X. The Portuguese Empire The Portuguese Empire , also known as the Portuguese Overseas, was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in world history and the first colonial empire of the Renaissance. It existed for almost 600 years from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the grant of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002. Extending for […]

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