guns and germs - Raven Walker 12/05/2011 Guns, Germs, and...

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Raven Walker 12/05/2011 Guns, Germs, and Steel In cultures that evolved food production, the major factors contributing were: Decline in the availability of wild foods Increased availability of domesticated wild plants Development of technologies for collecting, processing and storing wild foods The major significance of evolving into food production was to free up time so that certain tribal members could become SPECIALISTS: weapon makers, container makers, tribal leaders, medicine men, etc. Food production developed as a way to provide the most calories (particularly of protein) with the least amount of effort. Major grain crop, corn, was very tiny, took thousands of years to evolve into modern size, not self-pollinating, and very low in protein. Wild grasses largely limited to rice which also was low in protein. Why New Guineans didn’t develop agriculture, No domestic able grain crops, root crops lacking in protein, no domesticated large mammal species. In coastal areas, consumed fish which shows openness to new foods in
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course GENERAL 00000 taught by Professor Mr during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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guns and germs - Raven Walker 12/05/2011 Guns, Germs, and...

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