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Domestication

The domestication of plants and animals lead to great change in the development and structuring of communities, as the hunter-gatherer lifestyle was slowly replaced by permanent settlements of farmers and villages. We can see that the communities varied greatly dependent on their local ecology, the resources available, and the time period within which their community was based. The road to agricultural way of life in the MIddle East is characterized by Four distinct stages. It was during the Kebaran...

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The Domestication of Plants and Animals in Central/East Asia

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...

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The History and Consequences of Domestication of the Horse

The History and Consequences of Domestication of the Horse. Domestication concerns adaptation, which is usually a captive environment and which is achieved by some combination of genetic changes occurring over generations, as well as by environmentally induced changes in development that recur during each generation (Price, 1984). The domestication of the horse has profoundly affected the course of civilization. Horses provided meat, milk, and enhanced transportation and warfare (Vila et al....

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Domestication

Domestication is defined in the article as the manipulation of plants and animals to suit human needs. The article states that it is a gradual process, and domestication itself is not initially the goal. Domestication is the result of human efforts over an extended amount of time in which a species evolves to fit a desireable genotype/phenotype. In the reading it is also stated that domestication may have sparked social change in Africa. With domestication came herding and pastoral lifestyle, a lifestyle...

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Impact of the Neolithic Revolution

Impact of the Neolithic Revolution The Neolithic Era, also known as the New Stone Age, had a profound impact on civilization and how they lived. (Ramirez et al 13) There were advancements made in tools, agriculture and in the domestication of animals. All of the above led to the hunter gatherers of the past, or Nomads, to become families that settled down together and began raising their own food and crops. (Ramirez et al 10) Ultimately this created permanent settlements such as, villages...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel Chapter by Chapter Summary

and diseases 3. Almost 95% of incans an south Americans were wiped out due to new germs, many other south Americans were killed off by the Spanish’s superior weaponry\ Chapter 4 1. Describes how food production came to be by farming and the domestication of animals 2. Yes, much of the food comes from farmers that grow crops or raise animals 3. Some food came from the mutation of other crops, domesticating animals allowed a group of people to quit moving around to gather crops and hunt because...

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Jared Diamond

different resources that were present at the specific area they were located. According to the theory, the Fertile Crescent, in the Middle East, had the perfect crops and the most useful animals that could be used for domestication. A lot of the evolution of people was based on the domestication of plants. When groups/tribes of people didn't go hunting or gathering but instead, stayed at one place, by a water source, they could obtain all the stronger strains of wheat and barley for growing. That is when...

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Neolithic Paleolithic Compare/Contrast

These changes and shifts from the Old Stone Age to the New Stone Age is often referred to as the Neolithic Revolution. The Neolithic age last from 8000 to 3000 B.C. Farming became increasingly popular and the domestication of animals also started during this time period. Farming and domestication of animals provided a steady source for food for many. This made it possible for people to settle down in one area. These areas became known as villages. The growth of agriculture made permanent buildings possible...

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City-States in Lower Mesopotamia

that most of the contributing factors were, in some way, linked to geography.<br><br>In order to fully understand the topic, I first explored what the definition of civilization is. The first criterion for civilization, that I could think of, is domestication and an agricultural economy capable of producing a stored surplus. From this, I felt the need to examine the origins of Mesopotamian agriculture. <br><br>With the glacial retreat after the last ice-age (roughly 10000 BC) the Mesopotamian climate...

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Agriculture Review Questions

incorporate plant domestication, and animal domestication in your answer) Events that lead to the beginnings of the First Agricultural Revolution are plant and animal domestication helped humans settle down. Plant domestication allowed humans to cultivate root crops and seed crops. Root crops are reproduced by cultivating either the roots or cuttings from the plants. Seed crops are plants that involve a more complex process in which includes well-timed harvesting. Animal domestication had advantages...

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