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source. Women would strip the sago trees to get to the pulp in the center, which was then turned into dough and cooked. According to Diamond, livestock also plays a significant role in a civilization’s ability to become rich and powerful. The domestication of animals helps people to prosper and survive. It provided a dependable meat supply, milk which provided an ongoing source of protein. The animal’s hair and skin was used to make clothes for extra warmth as well. At the time that the Spanish conquistadors...

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Guns Germs and Steel

but because they were luckier in terms of geography. Diamond focuses on the idea that the success of a society is not catalyzed by genetics or natural superiority, but instead by these two major themes: “The Rise of Food Production” and “The Domestication of Animals”. These two themes share a similar concept, Geographic Luck, which I will address separately. These components will later lead into the three sub-themes, two of which the book is named after: Discovery and Use of Steel, Germs and Immunity...

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Animal Assisted Interventions In Historical Perspective And The Domestication Of Animals

received very limited medial recognition. Settlement and Domestication in Eurasia Cultton-Brock describes the first seen domestication of various animals in human history; in this chapter he specifically talks about the domestication of cats, livestock, goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, donkeys, and horses. Cats were first seen as pets not by the ancient Egyptian, but in the Near East. Cultton-Brock states that evidence has show that their domestication is seen much older that the times of the ancient Egyptian...

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Transition to Agriculture

sapiens made the extraordinary transition from foraging, hunting and gathering, to agriculture around 1300 years ago in southwest Asia. Agriculture is simply the domestication of plants and animals or farming. Human communities underwent profound economic, social, and political changes when they began to experiment with the domestication of plants and animals. Scientists refer to this era as the new Stone Age or the Neolithic era. (Bentley, Zeigler, and Streets, 2008, p. 7). With the discovery that...

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Origin of Agriculture (Short)

thirty years have seen a revolution in our understanding of the origins of agriculture. What was once seen as a pattern of unilateral human exploitation of domesticated crops and animals has now been described as a pattern of coevolution and mutual domestication between human beings and their various domesticates. A new concept is now commonly viewed as the adoption of techniques and ultimately an economy long known to foragers in which invention played little or no role. Since many domesticates are plants...

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Guns Germs and Steel Chapter Summary

Diamond emphasizes the importance of development of "food production", a term he uses to encompass the domestication of wild animals and plants and their improvement for human purposes through selection of favorable mutations, etc.  He describes the benefits of animal domestication and herding over hunter-gathering. I think that for the time period for which he is studying, having animal domestication and herding is a really good idea. That is what farmers do now because they have had thousands of...

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Guns Germs And Steel Essay

of people has to do with the domestication of plants. Once groups of people stopped hunting and gathering and stayed in one place by a water source, they could obtain all the strongest strains of wheat and barley for growing. They developed buildings that housed the grains and could keep them for years which could feed more people. The grains had more nutrients which could also help keep the tribe larger and capable of more work. Along with plants came the domestication of animals. They could then...

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Jared Diamond "Around the World in 40 Minutes"

summary of Jared Diamond’s speech including the main idea or central theme of his argument. Jared Diamond’s speech focuses on the fact that Europeans conquered the New World, Africa, and Australia before they could get to Europe thanks to the domestication of plants and animals, which sped up the rate of the development of civilization. Short Answer Questions 1. Why does Diamond argue that wealth and power are distributed unevenly across the globe? Diamond argues that wealth and power are distributed...

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Chapter 2 Outline and Key Terms

deliberate cultivation of plants and domestication of animals 4. transformed human life across the planet B. Agriculture is the basis for almost all human developments since. C. Agriculture brought about a new relationship between humans and other living things. 1. actively changing what they found in nature rather than just using it 2. shaping the landscape 3. selectively breeding animals D. “Domestication” of nature created new mutual dependence...

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World History AP Focus Question

on the climate of the region and the needs of the people. Question 4: What cultural achievements characterized life in the Neolithic period? Answer 4: Life during the Neolithic period was characterized by agricultural dominance and animal domestication. Civilizations emerged and communities developed. ...

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