I love the study of ancient cultures. (and some not-so-ancient)
- The Egyptians
- The Greeks
- The Babylonians
- The Romans
- The Cherokee
- The Sioux
- The Mayans
- Samurai Warriors
- The 1700s Virginians
- The Xia Chinese Dynasty
- The Aztecs
- The Incas
If I had a time machine, I would love to be an on-the-scene-at-nine interviewer.
My Twenty Questions
Unraveling a Society
I would begin with a morning interview…
- How was breakfast? Of what did it consist? How is it different from other meals?
- Did you eat as a family?
- Who was already out to complete the chores before awakening the rest of the family?
- What are the specific responsibilities for each of your family members?
- When did these responsibilities begin?
- What are your plans for the afternoon?
- How do daily plans differ according to the seasons?
- Are there weekends? Vacations? What are they like?
- What kinds of celebrations are there in your family? Your community?
A More Thought Provoking Evening Interview
- Is this already time for bed?
- Are there evening entertainments?
- When does one begin to court?
- Are families an integral part of selecting a mate?
- When are new family cohorts started?
- How are occupations for your children decided upon?
- What does schooling and studies look like in the evenings?
- At what age are members of this family considered adults? Of marrying ages?
- Who are your ‘outsiders’?
- How are laws made and disputes reconciled?
- What is considered evil?
Are there questions that I have overlooked that you would be on-the-edge-of-your-seat awaiting an answer?
Written for The Daily Post: Unravel. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My topics for the month of March are as follows: (Monday) Teaching and Life; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.