The Food Production Revolution

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The Food Production Revolution
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End of the Pleistocene Around 12000 ya Global temperatures increase Glaciers melt, sea levels rise Rainfall patterns change Seasonal temperature fluctuations increase Megafauna become extinct Environmental zones shift
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Mesolithic Period Middle Stone Age Mostly Europe and Asia Between Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic Roughly corresponds to end of Pleistocene Period where hunter-gatherers begin to experiment with domesticating plants and animals Ends with farming communities
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The Mesolithic - Food Procurement 11,000 to 9,000 ya domestication of the dog development of food preservation techniques spread of the bow and arrow development of wood and leather working, and actual carpentry. Gathering: Gathering, rather than hunting, became the mainstay of human economies. Role of women in Mesolithic subsistence economies probably increased as gathering became more important.
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