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The legacy of ancient coastlines, chalk, soil, cotton, and slavery can still be seen today.   African Americans make up over 50%, in some cases over 85%, of the population in Black Belt counties.  As expected this has and continues to deeply influence the culture of the Black Belt.

"The legacy of ancient coastlines, chalk, soil, cotton, and slavery can still be seen today." interesting study into the origins of the "Black Belt counties" and its effects on politics

“Before the glory that was Greece and Rome, even before the first cities of Mesopotamia or temples along the Nile, there lived in the Lower Danube Valley and the Balkan foothills people who were ahead of their time in art, technology and long-distance trade.” from A Lost European Culture, Pulled from Obscurity  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/science/01arch.html?_r=1=all  The Cucuteni-Trypillian culture is found in present-day Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. As of 2003, about 3000

“Before the glory that was Greece and Rome, even before the first cities of Mesopotamia or temples along the Nile, there lived in the Lower Danube Valley and the Balkan foothills people who were ahead of their time in art, technology and long-distance tra

Interesting and detailed map showing the avenues of trade between the Ohio Moundbuilding Culture and other cultures (100 BC - 500 AD).

Illustration of Hopewell trade network, showing materials found in Ohio Hopewell mounds and their place of origin.

World map from the English chronicler and Benedictine monk Ranulf Higdon, published in the late 14th century.

World map from the English chronicler and Benedictine monk Ranulf Higden, published in the late century.

Linguistic archeology: The tree of knowledge ~ Where did the Indo-European languages originate? Some linguists said Anatolia 9,000 years ago. Others said the Caspian steppes 6,000 years ago. Computer analysis has settled the question. We owe our tongues to Anatolian farmers.

The tree of knowledge

Where did the IndoEuropean languages originate? Some linguists said Anatolia years ago. Others said the Caspian steppes years ago. Computer analysis suggests we owe our tongues to Anatolian farmers.

Slavery is part of the Bronx River story including in indirect ways.  This cotton mill stands along the river in the village of Tuckahoe in Westchester County and was built in 1805.

Slavery is part of the Bronx River story including in indirect ways. This cotton mill stands along the river in the village of Tuckahoe in Westchester County and was built in

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