Neolithic rEvolution3agriculture, humans would not have settled into sedentary lives. Further, private ownership of property may not have been established, a concept that becomes much more contentious during the philosophical era of the Thomas Jefferson.While today, most humans enjoy the benefits of history’s agricultural springs, few have any concept of the mechanisms involved in modern agriculture. Factory farming, increase in diabetes and heart disease, and lobbyists are but a few ramifications of humanities greatest accomplishment. A general increase in complexity has created a fragile system which requires constant vigilance and care. An amalgamation of old and new may beneficially yield a more natural way of farming, in which cooperation with the environment is the foremost consideration. (Fukuoka 1978).
Neolithic rEvolution4Works CitedHillel, D. (1991). Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil. New York: Free Press. Fukuoka, M. (1978). The One-straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming. Emmaus: Rodale Press.Wessel, T. (1984). The Agricultural Foundations of Civilization. Print.Jane (2006). The science behind the Three Sisters mound system Amsterdam: Academic Press. pp. 529–537.
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- Norman Borlaug, Wessel, Neolithic Evolution