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Humans Try to Control Nature. Chapter 1 section 2. Key Terms. Nomad Hunter-gatherer Neolithic revolution Slash-and-burn farming Domestication. Early Advances in Art and Technology. Nomads- people who move from place to place Hunter-gathers- hunted animals and collected plant foods

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humans try to control nature

Humans Try to Control Nature

Chapter 1

section 2

key terms
Key Terms

Nomad

Hunter-gatherer

Neolithic revolution

Slash-and-burn farming

Domestication

early advances in art and technology
Early Advances in Art and Technology
  • Nomads- people who move from place to place
  • Hunter-gathers- hunted animals and collected plant foods
    • Made spears
    • Digging sticks
    • Stone, bone, wood for tools
beginnings of agriculture
Beginnings of Agriculture
  • Neolithic revolution-the discovery of agriculture
    • Shift from food gathering to food production
  • Rising worldwide temperatures
  • Rich supply of grain
  • farming
  • Steady source of food
beginnings of agriculture1
Beginnings of Agriculture
  • Slash-and-burn farming- cut down trees and burn them to clear fields
    • Ashes fertilize the fields
    • Plant crops for one or two years
    • Move to different field
    • Trees and grass grow repeat
domestication of animals
Domestication of Animals
  • Domestication- taming of animals
    • Horses, dogs, goats, pigs
  • Use to drive animals off a ravine
  • Jarmo- birthplace of agriculture
    • Zagros mountains “Iraq”
    • Wheat, barley, goats, pigs, sheep, horses
villages grow and prosper
Villages Grow and Prosper
  • Africa
    • Nile river
    • Grow wheat, barley
  • China
    • Huang River
    • Millet, wild rice
  • Mexico and Central America
    • Corn, beans squash
catal huyuk
Catal Huyuk

8000 years ago

5,000 to 6,000 people

1000 dwellings

Raised sheep and cattle

Highly skilled workers

Flood, fire, drought, disease could destroy a village