The Neolithic Revolution. The appearance of agriculture and pastoralism (maybe the single most important change in history).
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The appearance of agriculture and pastoralism
(maybe the single most important change in history)
The origins of agriculture and domestic animals. The development of agriculture and the domestication of animals took place independently in different parts of the world, but the Near East, Mesoamerica, southeast Asia, and China were among the first and most significant regions.
pastoralism and hunting and gathering
presence of humans (many animals
have been tamed but not domesticated)
on the biological level (most plants
and animals have never been domesticated)
There are about 200,000 wild species
12 domesticated plants account for 80% of
the tonnage of all crops:
Cereals: wheat, corn, barley, rice, sorghum
Tubers: potato, manioc, sweet potato
Sugar: sugar cane, beet sugar
The Minor Nine:
6. Arabian Camel 11. Water Buffalo
7. Bactrian Camel 12. Yak
8. Llama and Alpaca 13. Bali Cattle
9. Donkey 14. Mithan
Pastoralism led to a nomadic lifestyle