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The Agricultural Revolution : In Mesopotamia 8000 to 6000 BC Start of Neolithic Era (8000 to 4000 BC) Domestication of plants and animals Production of food – in a set place and defined area, (Prior – hunting and gathering, nomadic existence) Side effects? Positive and negative – (can create a surplus of food – to get through hard times), (encourages people to live closer together and share resources), (need fertile soil – starts idea of ownership of land), (hierarchy – one person produces more than another), The Urban Revolution : Same region as Agricultural Revolution – Mesopotamia 5500 to 3000 BC Creation of self-sustained economic units First City: Uruk, Mesopotamia, 3500 BC – 50,000 people Consequences – (disease – too many people living together), (creation of markets + organize / specialized economy, people with specialized skills), (governments), (social hierarchy – someone in power, wealth plays factor), (crime + law enforcement), (kinship
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course HISTORY 09 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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