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BBC News | Health | A millennium of health improvement - 0 views

  • In the medieval world, there was a belief that only miracles were so powerful
  • full and healthy life for men was making it through early childhood. For women, it was making it past childbearing age.
  • boy had reached 20 he could hope to live to 45, and if he made it to 30 he had a good chance of making it into his fifties.
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  • main threats lay in early childhood, as the child's immune system was coming to terms with the threats posed by a disease-ridden environment.
  • Thatch roofs were common in the countryside (where 85-90% of the population lived) and they attracted insects and rodents
    • Garth Holman
      Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. See images:
  • They carried bacteria, which they deposited either on the inhabitants or the food they would eat
  • There was no plumbing, so human waste was deposited outside - but not too far from - the house. Such material produced a breeding ground for the biggest killers of the period, cholera and typhoid, which were caused by unsanitary living conditions.
  • body lice living on infected people.
  • increased risk of death as a result of accidents at work.
  • It was noblemen who were most successful at keeping themselves clean, and they surrounded themselves with well-scrubbed servants.
  • But between the ages of 14 and 40 - the years of having children - a woman's life expectancy was half that of a man's.
  • One reason offered for this is that having babies in the middle ages was more dangerous than going to war
  • less sanitary, and put the mother at a high risk of fatal infection.
  • Food storage was also primitive, with no refrigeration except in winter, and consumers showed a tolerance of slightly rancid goods because there was a general shortage of food.
  • while relatives of the afflicted prayed for miracles.
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The Impact of Ancient Greece on the Modern World - MindMeister Mind Map - 3 views

    Visual web of enduring impacts of Ancient Greece
Garth Holman

Go Social Studies Go! | europe-in-the-dark-ages - 2 views

    Great resource for many key ideas we need to know. 
Patrick M

▶ The Medieval Manor - YouTube - 0 views

    Its a great video and it tells you a lot of information.
    A decent video
Paige S.

Ancient Civilizations : Social Organization : Social Hierachy - 0 views

    • Paige S.
      This is India
    • isabel l
      What? What's india? I am not going to click on that link.
    Social Hierarchy of several Ancient civilization 
Livi E

The social classes in ancient Egypt - 0 views

    • Livi E
      Slaves were not high at all on the social pyramid
    • Livi E
      Slaves were not high at all on the social pyramid
Brian K.

Social Structure of Ancient India - 1 views

    • Ashely H
      Great info!!
    Social Hiarchy-Structure
Jason Wu

Population: 7 Billion - 2 views

  • 7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? Watch as global population explodes from 300 million to 7 billion.
  • Sometime Monday, the world will have more humans than ever: 7 billion, according to the U.N. Source: U.N. Population Division Credit: NPR Countries Grow Populations, And Face New Problems Oct. 31, 2011 text size A A A October 31, 2011 The U.N. estimates that the world's population will pass the 7 billion mark on Monday. Much of that growth has happened in Asia — in India and China. Those two countries have been among the world's most populous for centuries. But a demographic shift is taking place as the countries have modernized and lowered their fertility rates. Now, the biggest growth is taking place in sub-Saharan A
  • population
    • Jason Wu
      How should the population decline?
    Monday Oct. 31  World Population reaches 7 billion.  In 1820, earth has one billion people.  
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