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Oct 2212 Origins of Domestication.pdf

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHR101
Professor
Dan Syrotuik
Semester
Fall

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Oct 22/12: Origins of Domestication October-22-12 7:59 AM Abu Hureyra (Syria) - The revolution of domesticationhad physical effects on the first people ○ Living was very laborious (i.e. on hands and knees grinding grain into flour). This has impacts on parts of the anatomy. - Lack certain nutrients (they are not creating enough variety/plants to get all the proper nutrients) - Cultural revolutioncame at a cost which is in the relative health of these populations Advantages of Domestication? - Production of a surplus - Reliable food supply - Becoming more sedentary (?) ○ There can also be disadvantages to being sedentary.  Overuse of soil  Sanitation issues (spread of diseases)  May become very labour intensive to keep safe - Supports larger populations (?) ○ There can also be disadvantages to having a larger population.  More conflict (need moreresources)
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