Why Was The Agricultural Revolution Inevitable

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The Agricultural Revolution was inevitable in many ways. The warming climate result in animals extinction, which meant that the growing populations of humans needed to figure out another way to feed themselves. However, the warming climate also allowed for the flourishing of grains which were domesticable crops with a huge role in many successful agricultural societies. Humans had accumulated some knowledge of plants and animals from their Paleolithic practices, and this acted as preparation for the Agricultural Revolution and domestication. Additionally, several locations around the world (ex: Mesoamerica, Fertile Crescent, China) experienced separate and independent Agricultural Revolutions at around the same time. This seems to imply that the Agricultural Revolution was inevitable. The revolution definitely was inevitable if the hunter-gatherer societies kept on killing these animals for food they all would have gone extinct and the societies wouldn't have a food source. Also, human populations on the earth were very small throughout much of humans time on earth. There were plenty of non-agricultural sources to exploit (game,…show more content…
The main opinion that many historians believe on why the Agricultural Revolution started so late in the history of humankind, one was because of the last Ice age. During the time of the Ice ages, there was not fertile soil and all the crops were dying, so societies had to find another way to feed themselves. Taylor reminds us that,“Active hunting by Paleolithic hunters, along with climatic changes in some areas brought about the extinction of large mammals on which Paleolithic people depended on for survival” (Taylor). The end of the Ice Age brought more favourable conditions for farming. After it ended huge forests began to grow were previously the ice was. This created more beneficial land for crops to

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