Map of the World in 1000 BCE
A map of the world in 1000 BCE illustrating: hunter-gatherers (yellow) nomadic pastoralists (purple) simple farming societies (green) complex farming societies/chiefdoms (orange) state societies (blue)
Plowing Egyptian Farmer
circa. 1200 BCE Burial chamber of Sennedjem, Scene: Plowing farmer. "Sennedjem" plowing: (1st and 2nd column in front: "Behold"-(i+Crown), "plowing-by-Hand-(earth), in Osiris's House-Two Lands(of Egypt), col 2: "Sennedjem, ..."True of...
March, Les Très Riches Heures
Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, a medieval illuminated manuscript illustration depicting the work on an agricultural estate during the month of March. In the background, Mesuline is flying in dragon form over Lusignan Castle, c. 1412-1440...
Wooden model of a man ploughing with oxen
From Egypt Middle Kingdom, about 2040-1750 BC An ancient Egyptian farmer at work This model was originally placed in a tomb. Models showing various stages in the production of food were placed in wealthy burials of the Middle Kingdom...
Wooden hoe formed from a wooden handle-shaft, separate wooden blade inserted into a hole in the shaft, and rope bridging the two pieces. This allowed the angle of the blade to be adjusted.
Inca Agricultural Terracing
An Inca circular terracing used to increase agricultural yield. Moray, Peru, 15-16th century CE.
Threshing of Grain in Egypt
From the grave of Menna, the agricultural scribe of the Pharaoh. Scene: Threshing of grain. c. 1422-1411 BCE
Han Dynasty Farm Model
An unglazed model of a farmyard, Han Dyansty, Eastern Han, 25-220 CE. (Museum of Asian Art, Corfu)
Inca qollqa (storehouses) used for storing grain and other foodstuffs. 15-16th century CE, Ollantaytambo.
Silver Stater, Metapontum
Silver stater from Metapontum, 520 BCE. O: Ear of wheat, R: same incuse. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu)