Unraveling History

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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. 

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