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7 Lecture 2 Conclusions The information presented above suggests that plants played an increasingly important function for early man, for food, clothing, and medicine. The shift from gathering to cultivation that occurred about 10,000 years ago in Neolithic times was associated with the development of communities and ultimately villages, towns, and cities. They did not occur out of the blue but had a long gestation period. Similar events
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Unformatted text preview: occurred independently in the Indus Valley, in China, and the Americas although the details and the time Fig. 2-9. Gathering and herding and the beginnings of agriculture. A) Paleolithic representation of honey gathering. B) Cave painting, 5000 to 6000 years ago, of women gathering grain, Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria. C) Domesticated cattle Tassili n’Ajjer. Source: Bruce 1995. A B C...
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