Origin Of Agriculture And Village Life

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Origin of Agriculture and Village Life: Natufian Culture vs. Early Chinese Neolihic Food is one of the most biological needs of human, so obtaining food has always been in human priority. So the question here is that if our ancient could hunt and gather, why did some ancient societies turn to food production and sedentism? Well, in contrast to hunting and gathering as a way of life of our ancients, agriculture implies modifying the environment in order to exploit it more effectively. According to a study of prehistory, the transition from food hunting and gathering to food producing and settling did not take place suddenly in any part of the world. It is not just an event, but it is truly a process (Bar-Yosef,1998). This process was the first unambiguously cultural revolution in human technology and ecology. There are many scholars which have been developed many other hypotheses to explain the origin of agriculture. In my paper today, I am going to compare and contrast two cases studies of the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies and village life which are the Natufian culture in Southwest Asian and the Early Chinese Neolithic in China to explain the origin of agriculture and village life. The agricultural revolution was the wise-scale transition of many human cultures from hunting and gathering lifestyle to one of agriculture and settlement which allow the ability to handle an increasingly larger population First of all, we compare the timing of the

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