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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Ancient DNA solves mystery of the Canaanites 3Macumbeira, Today 3:08amignore
Rewriting Elephant History 9stellarexplorer, Yesterday 1:45pmignore
Original site of Dog domestication questioned 89stellarexplorer, July 20ignore
World's Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils ... from Marakesh 10Muscogulus, July 4ignore
Aztec Skull Tower Discovered 1Rood, July 2ignore
Best informative free sites for daily or weekly visits 1Macumbeira, June 8ignore
Homo naledi has been dated 7alaudacorax, June 2ignore
False History: Jesus, King of Edessa 196wallyz21, May 5ignore
Awesome DNA news 3pmackey, April 30ignore
Malaysian Plane 150stellarexplorer, April 4ignore
Massive statue of Egyptian pharaoh found 6stellarexplorer, March 25ignore
A funny anecdote about Enrico Fermi 2pmackey, March 19ignore
New crowd-sourcing project aims to use satellite imagery of archaeological sites to track looting 3SylviaC, March 10ignore
Neighbours 7Macumbeira, February 23ignore
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
Petra 2.0 1Macumbeira, June 2016ignore
First clear evidence of Neandertal as builders 5timspalding, June 2016ignore
Big History Online Course 5bernsad, May 2016ignore
Nefertiti 17Macumbeira, May 2016ignore
Man & Mastodons in Florida 1Rood, May 2016ignore
Another Viking site in North America? 4stellarexplorer, April 2016ignore
Big History Course 2stellarexplorer, April 2016ignore
Another nephew ? 2stellarexplorer, December 2015ignore
Thoughts on metaphors for human evolution 13reading_fox, December 2015ignore
Rich Undisturbed Grave at Pylos from 1500 BCE 5TLCrawford, November 2015ignore
Remarkable revision of human dispersal from Africa 10.Monkey., October 2015ignore
New evidence on oldest hominin DNA 5Muscogulus, September 2015ignore
Rising Star 33stellarexplorer, September 2015ignore
The noble savage ? 7Macumbeira, August 2015ignore
Russian California 8horsediente, August 2015ignore
Earth and Moon from a perspective never before seen 3pmackey, August 2015ignore
The superfluous man in a semi-westernised society 11TLCrawford, July 2015ignore
John Julius Norwich? 3John_Vaughan, June 2015ignore
Mass extinctions and annoying journalists ... 1alaudacorax, April 2015ignore
State of debate over spread of PIE 8speaker43, April 2015ignore
Homo mandible said to close gap in paleoanthropological history 2SylviaC, March 2015ignore
The Lost White City of the Monkey God? 1Rood, March 2015ignore
New Neandartal genome findings cause a stir 30TheoClarke, February 2015ignore
"History of modern man unravels as German scholar is exposed as fraud" 7stellarexplorer, February 2015ignore
Universal History 6Doug1943, January 2015ignore
New Influenza Strain H7N9 122PhaedraB, December 2014ignore
Dark Matter? 1Rood, December 2014ignore
540,000 Years Old ... ART? 6BarkingMatt, December 2014ignore
Excavation of Greek Tomb from the Time of Alexander the Great 38thetombofamphipolis, November 2014ignore
Origins of Life on Philae comet? 3timspalding, November 2014ignore
Map Classifying US Counties 8stellarexplorer, November 2014ignore
Native American and Siberian Languages Related 2Diane-bpcb, November 2014ignore
What is History For? 12Phlegethon99, November 2014ignore
Easter Island & Native Americans 2stellarexplorer, October 2014ignore
45,000 Year Old Man's Genome 7razzamajazz, October 2014ignore
Study of Sea Level Fluctuations Over the Past 35,000 years 6TLCrawford, October 2014ignore
Indonesian Cave Art Paints a New Timeline For Human Development 22IreneF, October 2014ignore
This Group Makes the NY Times 17stellarexplorer, September 2014ignore
Big Picture Library Suggestions 39razzamajazz, September 2014ignore
In the middle of Maps of Time 15razzamajazz, September 2014ignore
Earlier Neandertal Extinction Date 6alaudacorax, August 2014ignore
Scientific American Evolution Issue 3alaudacorax, August 2014ignore
Herky Jerky Evolution 3TLCrawford, July 2014ignore
Methane-spewing microbe blamed in Permian extinction 7stellarexplorer, April 2014ignore
A "Big Picture" Question... 5pmackey, March 2014ignore
Bird-Dinosaur from Hell Creek Formation in ND/SD 8pmackey, March 2014ignore
Greek and Roman geography 4stellarexplorer, March 2014ignore
True for me, anyway ... 8Sandydog1, March 2014ignore
Elephants distinguish speech of enemy from friendly human groups 5Bookmarque, March 2014ignore
The World's Largest Virus Was Just Resurrected From 34,000-Year-Old Permafrost 16TLCrawford, March 2014ignore
Oldest known star 8clamairy, March 2014ignore
Montana Clovis Era DNA 6stellarexplorer, March 2014ignore
Kepler Observatory Discovers 715 New Planets 2stellarexplorer, February 2014ignore
Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk, England 6stellarexplorer, February 2014ignore
Must have looked rather striking ... 12stellarexplorer, February 2014ignore
The Official "I Spend Too Much Money On Books" Thread 371alaudacorax, January 2014ignore
I am excited by John Hawks upcoming Coursera human evolution course 3stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Garbo Speaks! Er ... Neanderthals, that is 3stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Elephants Understand Pointing 24.Monkey., December 2013ignore
1.4 million year-old hand fossile closes evolution gap 2stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
First Human/Neanderthal Hybrid Found (Possibly) 10stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Drinking Water on Mars: Once Upon A Time 4stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
New Discovery of Oldest Human DNA 2PossMan, December 2013ignore
Not the first species to chuck a spear? 2stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Earliest Budddhist Shrine discovered 8pmackey, November 2013ignore
David Christian Big History class offered for free online. 5stellarexplorer, November 2013ignore
Bronze Age Collapse Explained? 6PossMan, October 2013ignore
My Historical Alienation 45varielle, October 2013ignore
Oldest extant human brain 3Helcura, October 2013ignore
A Presentation of the a World's Oldest Alcoholic Beverages 2clamairy, October 2013ignore
Telling Tales in Proto-Indo-European (AUDIO) 5Helcura, October 2013ignore
Stunning new pics of Earth at night 43Rood, August 2013ignore
Genetic Support for Greenberg's hypothesis of origins of N Americans 12Rood, August 2013ignore
Climate Change and Violence Linked 10Rood, August 2013ignore

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