Intensive Agriculture

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Unformatted text preview: Intensive Agriculture Origins of Urban Life (Review Chapter 6) Key terms Corvee system fallow time peasants domestic cycle structural adjustment agropastoral economy Patrilocal residence stem family extended family aquifer household scale organization Large populations can not be sustained without intensive food production. Large scale agriculture has significant benefits but has reshaped human social organization and settlement patterns in profound ways. Humans were hunter-gatherers for 140,000 years. Took up limited farming only in past 11,000 years. Modern world completely dependent on agriculture* Origins of Agriculture Well established by 9000 BCE in Anatolia By 7000 BCE throughout central Asia, Mesopotamia. Independently developed in several areas of the world: Africa, East Asia, China, Middle East, Meso America, Andes of Peru. Consequences, intended and unexpected...
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