The Domestication of Plants and Animals in Central/East Asia

Topics: Domestication, New American Standard Bible, Livestock Pages: 2 (697 words) Published: September 18, 2011
At around 12,500 B.C.E, the domestication of animals and plants first arose. The domestication of animals and plants allowed early humans to manipulate the standard of living and heredity of plants and animals. Domestication took generations to achieve due to understanding the environment they inhabit. Domesticators gained many advantages that they didn’t have when they were hunters and gatherers. Between 7000 B.C.E and 500 B.C.E, the domestication of animals and plants in Central and East Asia gave early humans a form of transportation and a source of food while playing an important role in the formation of civilizations. The domestication of camels gave early humans a form of transportation. “And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.” (New King James Version Genesis 24:61). The Bible states that people rode upon the camels. “And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.” (New King James Version 1 Samuel 30:17). The Bible also mentions that the men rode upon camels to escape. “The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the Symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have we made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful.” (Al Hajj Sura 22 Verse 36). The Quran mentions that camels were used for religious, sacrificial purposes. Throughout time, domestication continued to develop from manipulating animals manipulating plants. At about 1000 B.C.E, the domestication of apples arose in Central Asia. Apples were one of the earliest plants domesticated in Central Asia, present day...

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