History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture

A place for discussing history in general.

Why do you read history? What does it mean to you? How do you approach various interpretations of the past? What are the limits in trying to understand past peoples and periods? How do you think about various approaches to history and alternate philosophies of history? Do you have particular interests in history that others might find intriguing? How did you get into this arcane subject in the first place?

Please feel welcome to introduce any other questions, ideas or threads relevant to The Big Picture.

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How 10,000 years of plagues left their mark on our DNA1 oläst / 1clamairy, augusti 19
Oldest Stone Tools Ever Found Were Not Made by Human Hands, Study Suggests1 oläst / 1alaudacorax, februari 22
Big History Books - suggesting The Dawn of Everything9 olästa / 9stellarexplorer, januari 14
New void identified in the Great Pyramid17 olästa / 17clamairy, november 2022
COVID-19 Pandemic in Comparison12 olästa / 12stellarexplorer, september 2022
Monekypox Spread Declared a Global Health Emergency2 olästa / 2aspirit, augusti 2022
An interesting study: the history of milk consumption in Europe7 olästa / 7stellarexplorer, augusti 2022
The Peopling of the Americas6 olästa / 6stellarexplorer, juli 2022
11-13,000 yr old megalithic complex in Turkey4 olästa / 4stellarexplorer, juli 2022
False History: Jesus, King of Edessa203 olästa / 203Cynfelyn, april 2022
Neandertal and Denisovan blood groups deciphered8 olästa / 8stellarexplorer, december 2021
Ancient Footprints Push Back Date of Human Arrival in the Americas6 olästa / 6stellarexplorer, november 2021
It Wasn't Just the Asteroid!2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, november 2021
Is "Lox" the world's oldest unchanged word?2 olästa / 2aspirit, juni 2021
Earliest Known Burial Site in Africa2 olästa / 2aspirit, maj 2021
New Views of Historical Figures3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, februari 2021
8 miles of ice age paintings in the Amazon14 olästa / 14dougb56586, december 2020
Wuhan Virus: Is this the big one?158 olästa / 158stellarexplorer, juni 2020
Peopling of Australia (Sahul)8 olästa / 8stellarexplorer, juni 2020
Neanderthal string ...3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, maj 2020
Why can't you be more like your brother?4 olästa / 4stellarexplorer, maj 2020
Step Pyramid of Djoser3 olästa / 3aspirit, mars 2020
Ghost DNA Hints at Africa’s Missing Ancient Humans3 olästa / 3rocketjk, februari 2020
Neanderthal genes in all humans; much earlier migration from Africa likely1 oläst / 1stellarexplorer, februari 2020
Neanderthals Could Swim. They Even Dived.7 olästa / 7stellarexplorer, februari 2020
They Wait to Feast on Alligators4 olästa / 4stellarexplorer, februari 2020
Big Picture History within your own Lifetime?5 olästa / 5stellarexplorer, januari 2020
African - Australian Connections2 olästa / 2Bushwhacked, november 2019
Deep Impact — or the Day the Dinosaurs Died16 olästa / 16stellarexplorer, oktober 2019
First Finding of Water in Exoplanet Atmosphere4 olästa / 4stellarexplorer, september 2019
Malaysian Plane194 olästa / 194stellarexplorer, augusti 2019
Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory4 olästa / 4Rood, juli 2019
Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say5 olästa / 5stellarexplorer, juli 2019
Ancient Philistines: DNA Speaks!2 olästa / 2clamairy, juli 2019
First Denisovan Outside Denisova11 olästa / 11Macumbeira, maj 2019
Old Bird Lays Egg3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, april 2019
Hi unknown nephew !2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, april 2019
Humans in California 130,000 years ago?4 olästa / 4dypaloh, april 2019
Galileo's original letter of 1613 found in Royal Society library2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, april 2019
500 Million Year Old Chinese Fossil Cache2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, april 2019
Scientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, april 2019
America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’1 oläst / 1alaudacorax, januari 2019
40,000 Year-Old Borneo Cave Paintings6 olästa / 6Diane-bpcb, november 2018
Egypt2 olästa / 2Diane-bpcb, november 2018
Who We Are and How We Got There22 olästa / 22stellarexplorer, november 2018
Black Sea ship wrecks3 olästa / 3Macumbeira, oktober 2018
Are elephant birds driving journalism into extinction?9 olästa / 9Macumbeira, september 2018
Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave3 olästa / 3PhaedraB, september 2018
Amphora full of gold2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, september 2018
Study of Sea Level Fluctuations Over the Past 35,000 years8 olästa / 8auntmarge64, september 2018
Rewriting Elephant History11 olästa / 11stellarexplorer, augusti 2018
The new explanation for why we haven’t found alien intelligences20 olästa / 20stellarexplorer, augusti 2018
Massive, Black Sarcophagus Found at Alexandria12 olästa / 12bluepiano, juli 2018
Ian Webster’s interactive globe of Ancient Earth4 olästa / 4clamairy, juli 2018
So, How Many Moons Does Jupiter Have?2 olästa / 2clamairy, juli 2018
Neutrino Found in Antarctica5 olästa / 5geneg, juli 2018
Drought, drone, discovery: Traces of a Neolithic structure3 olästa / 3jjwilson61, juli 2018
The emerging consensus against Recent African Origin3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, juli 2018
My new YouTube Channel is up and running10 olästa / 10stellarexplorer, juli 2018
No bird soars too high...7 olästa / 7petie1974, juli 2018
My New Venture - Save the Date, sort of13 olästa / 13stellarexplorer, juni 2018
Antarctic Canyons20 olästa / 20stellarexplorer, juni 2018
space travel5 olästa / 5stellarexplorer, maj 2018
Lead Core as Window into Roman GDP7 olästa / 7pmackey, maj 2018
Why read history?9 olästa / 9pmackey, maj 2018
Big rock in the wrong place in the solar system3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, maj 2018
King Harald Bluetooth treasure trove20 olästa / 20stellarexplorer, april 2018
85,000 year old finger bone found on Arabian Peninsula7 olästa / 7stellarexplorer, april 2018
To Hell and back. (Castration no longer required.)1 oläst / 1bluepiano, mars 2018
I am descended from royalty and so are you...18 olästa / 18Rood, mars 2018
Cognitive Gap Narrows with Neandertals5 olästa / 5stellarexplorer, februari 2018
DNA analysis of a very early Briton16 olästa / 16pmackey, februari 2018
Revealing Lasar scans in Guatemala Jungle7 olästa / 7pmackey, februari 2018
Tomb of Hetpet found in Egypt2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, februari 2018
How cool is this ?6 olästa / 6alaudacorax, februari 2018
Israel: 180,000 year-old Homo sapien Fossil5 olästa / 5stellarexplorer, januari 2018
Tomb of Scythian prince found in Siberia2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, januari 2018
Massive Black Hole3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, december 2017
What did go wrong on Easter Island10 olästa / 10MarthaJeanne, november 2017
"Living fossil" frilled shark3 olästa / 3timspalding, november 2017
The Illias gets older and older ?9 olästa / 9LolaWalser, november 2017
Viking2 olästa / 2Taphophile13, november 2017
500 year old astrolabe recovered9 olästa / 9Macumbeira, november 2017
The tooth Fairy ?2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, oktober 2017
Prepare your mind to be blown7 olästa / 7stellarexplorer, oktober 2017
The tunnel under the Feathered Serpent pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico2 olästa / 2PossMan, september 2017
Dog Democracy3 olästa / 3bluepiano, september 2017
Voynich finally explained ?2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, september 2017
World's Oldest Trigonometry table3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, augusti 2017
Tutankhamun's death2 olästa / 2stellarexplorer, augusti 2017
Ancient DNA solves mystery of the Canaanites15 olästa / 15pmackey, augusti 2017
The end of the dino's3 olästa / 3stellarexplorer, augusti 2017
Ancient Roman Ruins Discovered in Vienne, France6 olästa / 6MarthaJeanne, augusti 2017
Original site of Dog domestication questioned89 olästa / 89stellarexplorer, juli 2017
World's Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils ... from Marakesh10 olästa / 10Muscogulus, juli 2017
Aztec Skull Tower Discovered1 oläst / 1Rood, juli 2017
Best informative free sites for daily or weekly visits1 oläst / 1Macumbeira, juni 2017
Homo naledi has been dated7 olästa / 7alaudacorax, juni 2017
Awesome DNA news3 olästa / 3pmackey, april 2017
Massive statue of Egyptian pharaoh found6 olästa / 6stellarexplorer, mars 2017
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