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Unformatted text preview: The Introduction of Agriculture The differences in our ancestors during the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras are separated greatly by introduction of agriculture. The process of cultivating crops and domesticating animals was the basis of agriculture. Before the use of agriculture, the way of life was not very complex or organized as it is today. In the Paleolithic era, Homo sapiens lived in small mobile communities because of foraging. This way of life was not about wealth or social status it was about living day to day. The peoples of the old stone age set out each day to find food that grew in the wild or hunting animals in order to survive. When an area was barren they moved to a new territory. Between 10,000 and 8,000 B.C.E. a different era began by the use of a new system of caring for plants rather than consuming all of them. The Neolithic era people wanted a better and more dependable way to supply food for their lifestyle. Agriculture made this possible buy being able to grow an abundance of different their lifestyle....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course ENGL 1010 taught by Professor Stifler during the Spring '08 term at Chattanooga State.
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