Geo #4 - Environment, Food, and People- Lecture #4 (Oct...

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Environment, Food, and People- Lecture #4 (Oct 6/09) - The Development of Agriculture - Plant Domestication o From Hunter-gathers to farmers - Familiar with plant systems - Poisons, dyes, medicinal, foods - Females (leading role) - Connections animal/human populations - Scavengers, hunting, protection - ‘Hearths’ of Domestication o Geographical/environmental issues o Variations in plants/animals o Independent development - On the map o Agriculture developing independently o Some things are not brought in o Similar things in completely different place (E.g. Africa and parts of South America) - Diffusion of Agriculture o Expansion from core areas - Increase resource base - Population pressures - Displacement of non-agricultural groups (E.g. the Hunter gathers) - Advantages of Core Areas o Security of food supply o Population base (more people power, bigger army) o Social organization o Technology (with production itself, control water supply, etc.) - Limitations to Expansion - Physical Landscape
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY Env food n taught by Professor St.george during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Geo #4 - Environment, Food, and People- Lecture #4 (Oct...

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