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Neoithic Era

were equal because they had a equal amount of roles. Then the Neolithic age hit and the roles of men and women changed. However, when the Neolithic Revolution occurred when gathering and hunting was no longer necessary because farming and the domestication of animals meant they didn’t need to hunt or gather anymore. Therefore, the women’s role in society became where they stayed home, did chores, and took care of the children. When I thought about this, I thought that in the Neolithic era they first...

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Guns Germs Steel

like emmer wheat being domesticated in 8500 B.C. in the Fertile Crescent. Carbon dating allows for very accurate dates of ancient tools, remains, or buildings. Another example of carbon evidence is comparing different times of plant and animal domestication: China and Southwest Asia were the first to domesticate plants and animals, while the eastern United States was 6,000 years late to domesticate. He also uses personal records to show a first-hand experience, like Pizarro meeting Atahaullpa at Cajamarca...

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The Pros and Cons of the Neolithic Revolution

the advantages of agriculture. The Neolithic, the period in history in which food production became widespread, began around 10,200 B.C, first appearing in Southwest Asia, and lasted until 4000 to 2200 B.C. The cultivation of vegetables and domestication was becoming common in Southwest Asia between 10,200 to 8,800 B.C (Levack et al 2009:6), 5,000 B.C in Mesoamerica (Haviland et al 2011: 501), and about 4,500 B.C in Europe. (Leonard 1973: 21) Advantages of Food Production An Efficent...

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Domestic or wild animal

and some amphibians, turtles. Domesticated animals also need to be able to breed under human in a captive conditions. Therefore the Indian Elephant, although tamed, is not domestic. There are usually captured from wild bred animals. Animal domestication has played a huge role in the development of differing human civilizations. Horses and camels in Africa, Asia and Europe vs the Llamas and Alpacas in America provide an interesting example! In concluding, modern domestic animals are recognizable...

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Adaptations to Hypoxic and Anoxic Conditions by Carassius Auratus

The goldfish has a strong fecundity rate as females may scatter up to 4000 adhesive eggs in a single spawning session over littoral debris and vegetation (Dobie et al 1956). Goldfish have been kept in captivity as pets for generations. Their domestication and selective breeding for unique characteristics has been so successful that many genetic tests have taken place to study comparative variation in wild and domesticated stocks (Beckwitt and Aoyagi, 1987). Goldfish have inherited, and uniquely...

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The Differences Between Paleolithic and Neolithic Civilizations Regarding Lifestyle and Economics.

management was needed. With the emergence of the Neolithic period things changed dramatically. The biggest change was the planting of crops and domestication of animals. Plants were planted depending on the location. Crops from the different areas included wheat, barley, lentils, rice, millet, yams, beans, potatoes, and corn. With the domestication of animals there was a steady source of meat, milk, and animals’ skin and hides. The need to look after crops and continue domesticating animals moved...

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Reading Log One, 1

was a necessity in settled societies. Sturdy homes from sun-hardened clay ensured that they need not depend on temporary living quarters.Agricultural knowledge was spread around the world. Sedentary societies expanded farm sizes and began animal domestication. However there were challenges in an agricultural society. Issues such as malnutrition (insufficient protein intake), diseases (improper waste disposal) and risk of famine arose. These were issues affecting their life span. Although religion helped...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Being on more fertile allowed you to grow a lot more plants which would allow you to feed more people and have a better government and armies. Chapter 8 If you lived in the Fertile Crescent you had an advantage over other places because the domestication of plants there happened without any outside influence. Even if you did have a good meat supply and lots of hunters but you lived on good fertile land you are going to be introduced to more and better crops which will allow you to have better...

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Guns Germs and Steel - Do You Agree with the Author's Take on History

correct in his belief of geography’s importance. The emergence of such societies in Eurasia was not simply by luck. It was directly related to environmental causes. One of the causes was that certain crops and animals that were both suitable for domestications were available in these Eurasian areas. To put it in perspective, of the world’s only 14 domesticable animals 13 of them were found in Eurasia, and one in South America. This gave the Eurasians a huge advantage as a civilization. This allowed...

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Guns, Germs And Steel: The Credibility of Jared Diamond's Theory

good hardy crop, yet they too were conquered, by the Conquistadors. So how then, can Diamond argue the point that it was through farming that the cultures advanced?Another weakness in Diamonds argument on farming is that of domestication. Diamond states that the domestication of animals also played a vital role in a cultures advancement. The cultures that advanced were the ones that had the largest domesticated animals, examples being the majority of Asia and Europe, who both domesticated animals...

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