Cultural Construction Of Europe Slovene Ethnographic Museum

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The area of present-day Slovenia and its surrounding borders has been settled since the Palaeolithic age. Tools made of bone dating back between 100 000 - 60 000 BC have been found in a cave at Mt. Olševa. Many discoveries that marked the Neolithic revolution are still used in contemporary society. The basic ideas have merely been improved over time. Many aspects have shaped Slovenia both culturally and economically throughout the age. A quote from the exhibition showed “We live in the empire of things. Things clothe us; surround us in our homes, at work, in our free time. Things help us to survive and to enjoy ourselves. Without them, there is no life and they are also an inexhaustible ...view middle of the document...

They were followed by Celtic tribes who arrived in this country in about 400 BC. They started mixing with local population and together found the first "state" on Slovenian soil The Noric Kingdom. Since the pre-industrial societies of Slovenia basic resources such as water and land has developed to make the country one of the most water-rich countries in Europe. This high quality water is known in beautiful valleys or ski resorts, such as Kranjska Gora that encourage the tourism of the nation. Two basic means of survival are arable farming and animal husbandry – beside hunting, fishing, gathering, and numerous crafts, Slovenia was part of the Western civilisation, based on the “plant determinism” of wheat and grass, and on farm life based on “ploughing and pasturing”.

The Slovene farming methods were known as Archaic which began to change in the late 1700’s with the introduction of modern crop rotation and new plants such as potatoes, corn, and beans which helped to end a cycle of famine. By the mid-twentieth century, dairy and meat products dominated agriculture, and cereals had been largely abandoned. Agricultural production was one of the fundamental economic activities in Slovenia until the end of the 19th century. The social and...

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