Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Today we reached the Neolithic era. What a productive era! agriculture, domestication of animals, the wheel, cooper, bread. So we made neolithic sculpture. It is an evolution of the Venus sculpture of the Cro-Magnon man.
These sculptures were representations of an Earth Mother goddess. The Women we are reading were pretty revered. They did the agricultural farming, invented bread and made the babies. The kids worked hard. SW however was less impressed. He is going through some preteen mood swings so we have sullen days and good days.
We also discussed shale and limestone in prep for our trip to the lake front on a fossil hunt. Wahtha discovered bees today and really liked it. The kids tried to convince him that bees were not friendly when chased. I was glad to see the bees considering that they are having population problems.