NATS 3200 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4, 5, 6: Clive Ponting, Mouflon, Crop Yield
New green history of the world clive ponting. Most important transition in human history is considered the agricultural transition as our primary source of food. The key centers were sw asia, china, mesoamerica, the andes, and the tropical places of africa and se asia (all developed in isolation from one another) As settlements developed, it doubles every year by 5000 be to be 250 million in 200 ce. Neolithic revolution with the rise of major cities, religions, crafts, and political elites. Hunter-gatherers would modify the environment to encourage what foods they wanted (ex-controlled burning, replanting plants they wanted to grow) The 1st known pottery in the world dates back to 10,000 bce and is associated with. Transition was very slow from hunter-gatherer to agriculture; found some tools associated with both ways of life (mortars, grinding stones agriculture; burins, scrapers. For example technologies used by agriculturists were found in hg camps 20,000 years before the great transition.