Unformatted text preview: a. Began 6000-8000BC in Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia b. 1 st crops were edible seeds b.i. Wheat, barley, peas, lentils, chickpeas, flax 3. Neolithic revolution a. Coined by G. V. Childe in 1941 b. Food gatherers food producers c. Surplus growth of civilizations 4. Food production allowed a. Sedentary life b. Community development c. Specialization d. Monetary systems e. Trade systems f. Anxiety over climate/weather g. Exploitative and controlling 5. Not many crops? a. About 20,000 flowering plant species exist in the world, but only about ten provide the bulk of human food b. About 2000 species have been used as food, but only 200 have been domesticated c. 10 provide the bulk of human food...
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