bw-lec03 - History of Horticulture: Lecture 3 Lecture 3...

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History of Horticulture: Lecture 3 1 Lecture 3 Lecture 3 Neolithic Revolution and the Neolithic Revolution and the Discovery of Agriculture Discovery of Agriculture Dating the Past The discovery of tools The discovery and control of fire The invention of agriculture The invention of the wheel The Great Technological Discoveries of Pre-history Reconstruction of Paleolithic landscape Source: Syria
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History of Horticulture: Lecture 3 2 Neolithic village at Abu Hureyra Source: Syria Earliest tools were made from flaked flint. Later certain tools began to be shaped from hard stone that was polished with an even harder stone, like emery, could take 4–8 weeks. These tools had to be fitted into a shank made of antler before they could be fixed to a handle. Tools Source: Syria Adze and axe 7000 BCE These objects were used as weights in the process of spinning threads. In Syria, flax was the first fiber to be spun (into linen), predating the use of sheep’s wool. Terra cotta spindle whorls 5000 BCE Tools
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History of Horticulture: Lecture 3 3 The Fertile Crescent Independent Origins of Agriculture The first houses in prehistoric Syria were round; later houses became rectangular, with rounded
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course HIS 306 taught by Professor Janick during the Spring '12 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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