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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an agriculture and domestication unit of a standard introductory anthropology course. Topics covered include:
- The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
- Plant and animal domestication examples
- Domestication across regions
- Plant and animal domestication related to geography
1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications
A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?
2. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization
In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.
3. Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about the process of domestication of plants and animals, including why certain animals have never been domesticated. You'll also understand the difference between taming and domesticating.
4. Plant & Animal Domestication in Geography
This lesson discusses why plant and animal domestication holds such significance to human geographers. You'll also gain perspective on the length of time this practice has been a part of our history.
5. Domestication Across Regions: History, Paths & Patterns
In this lesson, we look at patterns of how communities have domesticated plants and animals. We'll also consider why some communities stayed nomadic or returned to being nomadic.
6. Agricultural Society: Definition & Concept
In this lesson you will learn how the discovery of farming led to agriculturally based societies in which people settled, grew in numbers, and developed cultures as rich as those of Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, and the Roman Empire.
7. The History of Margarine
Think you know everything there is to know about margarine? Did you know the name comes from an acid it was mistakenly thought to contain? How many states have required any margarine for sale to be bright pink? What is the link to Napoleon?
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- Studying Societies in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Economic Systems in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Family Relationships in Anthropology: Help and Review
- Studying Political Organization in Anthropology: Help and Review
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