History consists of studying the past. It is a branch of the humanities or social sciences.
Where are the oldest rocks in the atlantic ocean found?
The Atlantic Ocean started to form about 200 million years ago, shortly after the beginning of extensive volcanic activity, associated with tensions in the continental crust between nowaday's Afrika and North America. The oldest oceanic crust in the Atlantic Ocean is therefore found off the continental slopes of the USA and Northwest Africa. The continental shelfs, of course, comprise rocks below their sedimentary cover that often are much older than the oldest oceanic crust.
Asked in Albania, Acronyms & Abbreviations, History
What does ce mean in history?
It stands for Common Era, and is one half of a system of measuring time - the opposite is BCE, which means Before Common Era. It is gradually replacing BC and AD as a way of classifying years. The present year is 2011 CE. It can also stand for "Christian Era;" perhaps more accurately. There was no sudden commonality in the world at 1CE.
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How do you make learning history fun?
Well to make something that seems boring into something that is fun, turn history into something you like doing instead. For example, my cousin loves football but is horrible at English so he does things like use football players names (how?) and turns football into English. I like to research my family tree then relate family dates with an historical date. For example, my paternal great grandfather was born in 1867, George Armstrong Custer was killed at Little Bighorn in 1876. So, my great grandfather would have read (or been read to) newspaper accounts of the event at the age of 9. In other words, he would have been experiencing the event (and its backlash) when it happened.
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Who is arcesilas of cyrene?
Within a century of Plato's death his school had been completely transformed by Arcesilas, its head in the middle of the third century B.C.; he imported into it the denial of the possibility of knowledge that had been set up as a philosophical system by the Sceptic Pyrrho two generations before. Arcesilas was regarded as having refounded the school, which was no called the Second or New Academy. Arcesilas's work was carried further a century later by Carnrades, who employed his acute logic in demolishing the natural theology of the Stoics.
Asked in Comic Strips, History, The Odyssey
What is a creative title for a comic strip on the odyssey?
Asked in Anthropology, History
Why is studying early humans so hard?
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Why is friday called friday?
Friday is originated from an old english term meaning "day of frige". I belive frigg,the wife of odin and goddess of married love and of the hearth was given to the fifth day of the week in an act honouring the goddess and evoking her rulling characteristics into the earthly realm similar to most polytheist traditions and modalitys.
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Four periods of history?
Pre-cambrien, paleozoic, mesozoic, and cenizoic. These, when spelt correctly, are some of the geological eras of our planet. Mammals and indeed humans have been around for a very small part of that time. We appeared, I think, in the Neolithic; which u forgot. It's said that history is what's happened to humans. Some folks suggest that there's pre-Stone Age, before we'd learnt how to shape flint into knives; Stone Age, when we could do that, and throw rocks at each other. Fire will have been tamed then. When we almost built the Tower of Babel. The Bronze Age was when we could get enough heat to melt copper and its impurities into bronze and brass weapons. Think Siege of Troy. The Iron Age came next, using charcoal and, later coal. The civilized discovery of the world. Our first literate king, gay King Edward II, is a part of it. Now we have the Electronic Age, in which knowledge is the key; everything is on plastic, and we have computers to translate languages and send messages into space. That's five, not four; but they seem useful.
Asked in History, Politics & Society, History
What did people think witches could do?
Witches were seen as active agents of the devil. Not only were they blamed for agricultural failures, they were seen as the cause of any ailment or disease that was affecting the pious. For example, Charles II of Spain was so deformed from generations of inbreeding (his grandmother was related to him 42 different ways), that the only way he could rationalize his extreme physical and mental defects was to assume that his citizens were practicing witchcraft - this sparked a cruel and viscous period in the history of the Catholic Church and Inquisition.
Who is the kindest person in history?
This question can never be answered do to personal intuition there may be people that would die helping the world but never can because of money, time, or courage if we as people band together as one we can change this question to who isn't the kindest person in history lol thanks yall just sharing thoughts - lamar spinks (fb me)
Asked in History, Decade - 1950s
What happened during 1950-1955 in the US?
•Disneyland Opens •Emmett Till Murdered •James Dean Dies in Car Accident •McDonald's Corporation Founded •Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus •Warsaw Pact Signed · Britain announced its ability to make hydrogen bombs · Albert Einstein (76), physicist, died in Princeton New Jersey · A time bomb explodes in the cargo hold of United Airlines Flight 629, a Douglas DC-6B airliner flying above Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and 5 crew members on board.
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What impact did david ricardo have on history?
David Ricardo contributed the theory of comparative advantage, arguing free trade of countries and specialization from certain individuals and groups. Ricardo was a member of British Parliament and presented his theories among his peers as a way of helping the British economy. The Ricardian theory of comparative advantage also became a basic constituent of neoclassical trade theory. Any undergraduate course in trade theory includes expansions of Ricardo's example of four numbers in for form of a two commodity, two country model. Ricardo intended to show by this classic example the benefits of free trade from comparative advantage, as in his example there is one country who is more proficient in producing both commodities relative to the other country. Adam Smith would likely reason, by logic of absolute advantage, that there would be no incentive for trade between the two countries. This model was expanded to many-country and many-commodity cases and also to include migration of people between countries. Major general results were obtained by the beginning of 1960's by McKenzie and Jones, including his famous formula.
Asked in History, Society and Civilization
Why does cultural diffusion occur?
Mainly through trade and human migration, but recently it has been a largely self-sustaining entity that goes as a huge part of the information age where people can just google something in England and know all about the culture in Peru. The term westernization describes people purposefully adopting the "advanced" or "popular" culture of a dominant state simply because that state is dominant and must be that way partially because of its culture. Cultural diffusion, or syncretism (no that is not spelled wrong), is a strange phenomenon in today's economy and facilitates trade rather than trade facilitating it.