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Unformatted text preview: EXAM REVIEW SESSION What is agriculture?how and why did it develop o What are the pre-conditions to agriculture? Broad Spectrum revolution: Probably related to climate changes People went from large game to small game broadened the varietysmall game animals reproduce faster and can be more flexible and more amenable to domestication Increased the diversity of the kinds of things we were eating Such an abundance of surplus in the hilly flanks foragers so they become sedentary They develop sedentary villages to live in As a result of thispopulation grows immensely You have more people to support THEN theres another shift in climate that decreases the success of foraging Natufians are NOT agricultural producersthey are just creating the conditions for it o These were the preconditions for agriculture because: There were too many people so people were getting pushed into marginal areas where there wasnt the same abundance of wheat/barley, etc. So they had to start trying to replicate conditions of the hilly flanks in a less favorable environment Basically an accidental food production occurring What does a vertical economy have to do with domestication?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ANTHRCUL 101 taught by Professor Kirsch during the Summer '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Summer '08