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Unformatted text preview: Neolithic period was 10,000 years ago – 8,000 BC. Saw rising sea levels that reduced coastal plain areas that supported ice age big game. Plenty of forests and rivers. First settled communities arose in the foothills of the Taurus Zagros mtns. People began to raise goats and pigs. Pigs are a sign of permanent settlements because they don’t travel well. Neolithic villages depended on dry farming, they did not engage in irrigation. Dry irrigation requires around 200mm if annual rainfall. Why did people give up nomadic life and settle down?-Controlling production creates a surplus which encourages population growth, which encourages technology growth, which creates even more food…-Being a hunter-gatherer is actually easier than farming, however agriculture allowed a growing population. Cities did not emerge directly from agricultural communities. Cities appeared abruptly on the Cities did not emerge directly from agricultural communities....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08