The Agricultural Revolution And The Agricultural Revolution

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The modern innovation and human advancement has provided everything that one can imagine in today’s world. However, the history of human advancement can be trace back to 9000 B.C.E. The Neolithic era was the transition of nomadic population, who gained their food largely from foraging into the agricultural life and settlement. The significant adaptation of the people in Neolithic era was agricultural and domestication, which is known as Neolithic Revolution or the Agricultural Revolution. This transformation of early human society was largely influence by the warmest climate and the rapid population growth. The Agricultural Revolution caused humans to settle, leading to farming, animal domestication, and the creation of civilizations. The…show more content…
As archaeologists dated 9,000 B.C.E as a period of shift from Paleolithic era to the Neolithic era, it is mostly known as the development of agriculture. Agricultural Revolution started spreading across the globe at practically the same time as of the modern time middle eastern region. And also, the evidence suggests that, the warming phase of the earth and rapidly growing population had force the nomadic people of this region into farming. They started gathering wild seeds, roots, and other plants and begun planting for more food supply. With close observation, they soon learned the characteristic of plants, and started selective domesticating the plant that were beneficial to them and the climate of that region. “They removed unwanted plants through weeding and selected the seed they planted in order to get crops that had favorable characteristic…certain crops became domesticated, that is, modified by selective breeding so as to serve human needs” (page 7. History of western society). Since, farming required long working hours and more labor, early farmer who relied on agriculture were less nourished then foragers. Although, less yield had resulted more health complication on early farmers, but also more people start farming. Soon, large number people were attracted towards…show more content…
Although, the farming was becoming increasingly popular in this period(neomatic people) however, this period also witnessed the domestication of wild animals. Since, early agriculture had changed the nomadic life and culture for forever, the domestication of wild animals started at the same time as the domestication of plants. People started domesticating the wild animals for many reason, as they abandon their neomatic lifestyle and begin farming. Goats and sheep were the few of many animals to be early domesticated for, meat, milk and skins. They also started selectively breeding animals for their desire of better milk production and meat. The region also saw a rapid growth on domestication and breeding of wild animals, leading towards pastoralism. The raising livestock population had also brought significant difference on people’s life. “The domestication of large animals dramatically increased the power available to humans to carry out their tasks, which had both an immediate effect in the societies in which this happened and a long-term effect…”(page 9 history of western society). Domestication of animals allowed farmers to use them on plowing a field, which not only reduced time of farmers, but also resulted a high
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