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Response to u4ic (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 01:01 PM

56. Good post. I would add that before war and settled communities came an ecological barrier that

 

made the hunter/gatherer way of living impossible in many areas of the world.

Agriculture was independently invented in at least 7 locations - 3 in the New World and 4 in the Old World - and people remained nomadic until they had to settle down to protect their plant and animal resouces, that they had selectively chosen and husbanded, from other groups.

First came selection of the best plants and animals and settlements were secondary to agricultural practice. (Happened all over the world 7000 - 10,000 years ago)

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