Collections: Bread, How Did They Make It? Part I: Farmers!
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This essay will hopefully be the first post in a series (II, III, IV, A) covering some of the basics of how things in the past, particularly in the ancient world, were made. This isn’t a how-…

This is really cool stuff, and I appreciate how it isn’t just “this is how it was” but how the author’s taking the time to head off a lot of contemporary perspectives’ “but why didn’t they just XYZ”.

I’m also quite reminded of how Covid’s impact on the economies caused a lot of folks like me to learn about the downsides of just in time supply chains, never mind their efficiencies.

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