"Domestication" Essays and Research Papers

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The Origins of Agriculture

this period were surrounded by rivers and created man-made rivers for trade and irrigation. (Braidwood 1983) Braidwood believed that their focus of grain gathering and their access to fertile land supported many plants and animals susceptible to domestication. Braidwood’s hypothesis was criticized by Lewis Binford. Binford demands that Braidwood was “resorting to a vitalist approach and, thus, unacceptable as an explanation. Trends which are observed in cultural evolution require explanation; they are...

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Ap Human Geography Ch.11

sub-classification of quaternary activities and involve the highest-level of decision making, such as decisions made by a legislature or a presidential cabinet. High level, government-targeted research is also included int the quinary sector. 7. plant domestication – instead of gathering what was growing, thoughtful creation of fields of a particular plant. First was the purposeful production of root crops in tropical areas, then the seed crops in the river valley civilizations and the Yucatan peninsula...

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Jared Diamond Gea Essay

answering Yali’s question. Depending on the location of each ancient civilization, Depending on the location of each ancient civilization, two other factors came into play; the making of well-developed agriculture systems and crops, and the successful domestication of specific animals also play into the prosperity of civilizations in ancient times. The development of an agricultural system was vital for a civilization. Crops that had great nutritional value and storage time increased the division of labor...

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a mutualistic or commensal relationship with humans. However, in comparison to dogs, cats have not undergone major changes during the domestication process, as the form and behavior of the domestic cat are not radically different from those of wildcats, and domestic cats are perfectly capable of surviving in the wild.[38][39] This limited evolution during domestication means that domestic cats tend to interbreed freely with wild relatives,[32] distinguishing them from other domesticated animals.[citation...

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Assess the Possible Consequences of the Neolithic Revolution on Social Structures.

consequences of the Neolithic revolution on social structures. When talking about the Neolithic Revolution, we are referring to the time when food production, plant cultivation and animal domestication were developed (circa 11,550 BP). It indicates the first cultural period in a region in which the first signs of domestication are present.[1] This can also be described as the shift from hunting and gathering societies to agricultural and pastoral societies. The change in society had many social ramifications...

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"Call of the Wild" Book Review

After the fight, Buck's instincts didn't stop coming to him. As Buck instincts came out he gradually lost consciousness of the domestic way and its rules and slipped into a state of wildness that had no way of returning to the old rules of domestication. In the end of the story is when the final transformation happens, and Buck truly finds out that he is not able to go back. Buck ends up moving west with a man named John Thorton and finds that he truly enjoys being free and in the wild. Soon...

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The Neolithic Revolution

Revolution. Before the Neolithic Revolution, people were nomadic and moved around from place to place following food. Their source of food was hunting and gathering. The Neolithic Revolution started with the beginning of farming. Also with the domestication of animals. Something else that changed with the Neolithic Revolution was the art. Neolithic art became bigger, and pottery became more common. Clothing also changed. It was detailed with beads during the Neolithic period. Also, the tools became...

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population increased, the food supply was not always sufficiently stable or plentiful to supply his needs. This probably led to the practice of crop production. Therefore, crop production began at least nine thousand (9000) years ago when domestication of plants became essential to supplement natural supplies in certain localities. The art of crop production is older than civilization, and its essential features have remained almost unchanged since the dawn of history. These features are: ...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel Study Guide

farm. According to author, James Diamond, due to protein starvation the people of New Guinea turned to cannibalism. Chapter 9: Zebras, Unhappy Marriages, and the Anna Karenina Principal Q: Identify and define the Ancient Fourteen. What is domestication? Which animals most helped Eurasians? A: The Ancient Fourteen is a list of “big” animals that were domesticated before the 20th century. 9 of the 14 are not common animals and are only found in certain parts of the world. They are referred to...

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How European Attitudes, Deforestation and the Introduction of Biological Factors shaped American Environmental History

animals which the Europeans introduced. The largest domesticated animal in the Americas previous to the arrival of larger European domesticates was either the alpaca or the llama. Neither animal is very large or suited for heavy lifting. Simply put, domestication of animals was not the Indians’ forte. Crosby writes, “The Indian as farmer was as impressive as any in the world, but he was very unimpressive as a domesticator of animals” (Crosby 74). The Indians could handle the new plants of the European farmers...

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