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Unformatted text preview: Hort. = 1 acre Peasants = 5-10 acres *intensive- use same piece of land over and over, year after year. To not destroy the land, you have to care for it 1. Fertilize 2. Irrigate 3. Clear the field Per acre, peasants produce 100 times more food than horticultures or pastoralists With the invention of peasant agriculture, 3 innovations appear in human history 1. Permanent settlements-Sedentary existence 2. Larger populations 3. Frees some people from food production-Rise of specialization *** read articles 1,2,3,5,10,12,13,36...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ANT 46.200 taught by Professor Minderhout during the Spring '07 term at Bloomsburg.
- Spring '07
- Cultural Anthropology