Review Chapter 2 - Review Chapter 2 Short Answer 1 What is the definition of agriculture The production of plants and animals to meet basic human

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Review Chapter 2 Short Answer 1. What is the definition of agriculture? The production of plants and animals to meet basic human needs. 2. List Five Theories on the origin of agriculture and provide a brief explanation of each. Divine Gift Discovery; Sauer and Anderson Theories Result of Stress; adoption of agriculture as a means of producing food. Extension of Gathering; elected not to use agriculture No specific model 3. What was the major limiting factor in primitive societies? The availability and dependability of food supply. 4. What was the immediate reward of agriculture? Food 5. What are the top 4 major food crops produced today? Wheat, Rice, Maize, Potatoe 6. Provide food examples for each of the 13 major regions of the world. Grape-N America, Meso America-Sweet Potatoe, Highland South America-Lima Bean, Europe-Olive, Africa-Watermelon 7. What was the time frame during which the domestication of plants occurs? 8000 BC
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HORT 101 taught by Professor Arteca,richardn during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Review Chapter 2 - Review Chapter 2 Short Answer 1 What is the definition of agriculture The production of plants and animals to meet basic human

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