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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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Tags: History (9), Historiography (4), Big history (4), world history (3), macrohistory (1), (show all)the big picture (1), overview (1), timelines (1), Disciplines (1)

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Wuhan Virus: Is this the big one? 158stellarexplorer, June 27ignore
Peopling of Australia (Sahul) 8stellarexplorer, June 26ignore
Neanderthal string ... 3stellarexplorer, May 16ignore
Why can't you be more like your brother? 4stellarexplorer, May 16ignore
Step Pyramid of Djoser 3aspirit, March 11ignore
New void identified in the Great Pyramid 15clamairy, February 20ignore
Ghost DNA Hints at Africa’s Missing Ancient Humans 3rocketjk, February 16ignore
Neanderthal genes in all humans; much earlier migration from Africa likely 1stellarexplorer, February 2ignore
Neanderthals Could Swim. They Even Dived. 7stellarexplorer, February 2ignore
They Wait to Feast on Alligators 4stellarexplorer, February 2ignore
Big Picture History within your own Lifetime? 5stellarexplorer, January 3ignore
African - Australian Connections 2Bushwhacked, November 2019ignore
Deep Impact — or the Day the Dinosaurs Died 16stellarexplorer, October 2019ignore
First Finding of Water in Exoplanet Atmosphere 4stellarexplorer, September 2019ignore
Malaysian Plane 194stellarexplorer, August 2019ignore
Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory 4Rood, July 2019ignore
Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say 5stellarexplorer, July 2019ignore
Ancient Philistines: DNA Speaks! 2clamairy, July 2019ignore
First Denisovan Outside Denisova 11Macumbeira, May 2019ignore
Old Bird Lays Egg 3stellarexplorer, April 2019ignore
Hi unknown nephew ! 2stellarexplorer, April 2019ignore
Humans in California 130,000 years ago? 4dypaloh, April 2019ignore
Galileo's original letter of 1613 found in Royal Society library 2stellarexplorer, April 2019ignore
500 Million Year Old Chinese Fossil Cache 2stellarexplorer, April 2019ignore
Scientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa 2stellarexplorer, April 2019ignore
America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’ 1alaudacorax, January 2019ignore
40,000 Year-Old Borneo Cave Paintings 6Diane-bpcb, November 2018ignore
Egypt 2Diane-bpcb, November 2018ignore
Who We Are and How We Got There 22stellarexplorer, November 2018ignore
Black Sea ship wrecks 3Macumbeira, October 2018ignore
Are elephant birds driving journalism into extinction? 9Macumbeira, September 2018ignore
Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave 3PhaedraB, September 2018ignore
Amphora full of gold 2stellarexplorer, September 2018ignore
Study of Sea Level Fluctuations Over the Past 35,000 years 8auntmarge64, September 2018ignore
Rewriting Elephant History 11stellarexplorer, August 2018ignore
The new explanation for why we haven’t found alien intelligences 20stellarexplorer, August 2018ignore
Massive, Black Sarcophagus Found at Alexandria 12bluepiano, July 2018ignore
Ian Webster’s interactive globe of Ancient Earth 4clamairy, July 2018ignore
So, How Many Moons Does Jupiter Have? 2clamairy, July 2018ignore
Neutrino Found in Antarctica 5geneg, July 2018ignore
Drought, drone, discovery: Traces of a Neolithic structure 3jjwilson61, July 2018ignore
The emerging consensus against Recent African Origin 3stellarexplorer, July 2018ignore
My new YouTube Channel is up and running 10stellarexplorer, July 2018ignore
No bird soars too high... 7petie1974, July 2018ignore
My New Venture - Save the Date, sort of 13stellarexplorer, June 2018ignore
Antarctic Canyons 20stellarexplorer, June 2018ignore
space travel 5stellarexplorer, May 2018ignore
Lead Core as Window into Roman GDP 7pmackey, May 2018ignore
Why read history? 9pmackey, May 2018ignore
Big rock in the wrong place in the solar system 3stellarexplorer, May 2018ignore
False History: Jesus, King of Edessa 198PhynxJayZ, April 2018ignore
King Harald Bluetooth treasure trove 20stellarexplorer, April 2018ignore
85,000 year old finger bone found on Arabian Peninsula 7stellarexplorer, April 2018ignore
To Hell and back. (Castration no longer required.) 1bluepiano, March 2018ignore
I am descended from royalty and so are you... 18Rood, March 2018ignore
Cognitive Gap Narrows with Neandertals 5stellarexplorer, February 2018ignore
DNA analysis of a very early Briton 16pmackey, February 2018ignore
Revealing Lasar scans in Guatemala Jungle 7pmackey, February 2018ignore
Tomb of Hetpet found in Egypt 2stellarexplorer, February 2018ignore
How cool is this ? 6alaudacorax, February 2018ignore
Israel: 180,000 year-old Homo sapien Fossil 5stellarexplorer, January 2018ignore
Tomb of Scythian prince found in Siberia 2stellarexplorer, January 2018ignore
Massive Black Hole 3stellarexplorer, December 2017ignore
What did go wrong on Easter Island 10MarthaJeanne, November 2017ignore
"Living fossil" frilled shark 3timspalding, November 2017ignore
The Illias gets older and older ? 9LolaWalser, November 2017ignore
Viking 2Taphophile13, November 2017ignore
500 year old astrolabe recovered 9Macumbeira, November 2017ignore
The tooth Fairy ? 2stellarexplorer, October 2017ignore
Prepare your mind to be blown 7stellarexplorer, October 2017ignore
The tunnel under the Feathered Serpent pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2PossMan, September 2017ignore
Dog Democracy 3bluepiano, September 2017ignore
Voynich finally explained ? 2stellarexplorer, September 2017ignore
World's Oldest Trigonometry table 3stellarexplorer, August 2017ignore
Tutankhamun's death 2stellarexplorer, August 2017ignore
Ancient DNA solves mystery of the Canaanites 15pmackey, August 2017ignore
The end of the dino's 3stellarexplorer, August 2017ignore
Ancient Roman Ruins Discovered in Vienne, France 6MarthaJeanne, August 2017ignore
Original site of Dog domestication questioned 89stellarexplorer, July 2017ignore
World's Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils ... from Marakesh 10Muscogulus, July 2017ignore
Aztec Skull Tower Discovered 1Rood, July 2017ignore
Best informative free sites for daily or weekly visits 1Macumbeira, June 2017ignore
Homo naledi has been dated 7alaudacorax, June 2017ignore
Awesome DNA news 3pmackey, April 2017ignore
Massive statue of Egyptian pharaoh found 6stellarexplorer, March 2017ignore
A funny anecdote about Enrico Fermi 2pmackey, March 2017ignore
New crowd-sourcing project aims to use satellite imagery of archaeological sites to track looting 3SylviaC, March 2017ignore
Neighbours 7Macumbeira, February 2017ignore
Computing History and Roads Not Taken 1davidgn, December 2016ignore
Mastodon fossil may indicate earlier human presence in the Americas 4clamairy, November 2016ignore
Beautifully preserved cache of Black Sea shipwrecks found 4M_Clark, November 2016ignore
Ebola 198stellarexplorer, November 2016ignore
Single Migration theory gains more ground 2stellarexplorer, September 2016ignore
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 4SylviaC, September 2016ignore
Earliest fossils reported 1stellarexplorer, September 2016ignore
Immediate consequences of Chicxulub asteroid impact 7clamairy, August 2016ignore
First Farmers 3PhaedraB, July 2016ignore
Drake Equation 2.0: There Have Been Aliens 6stellarexplorer, June 2016ignore
Ankor Vat 2.0 1Macumbeira, June 2016ignore

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