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Domestication of Plants and Animals - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Instructors in this chapter outline the changes set in motion by humans' adaptation of plants and animals for their own uses. Take advantage of the videos, transcripts and corresponding self-assessment quizzes included here to discover the evolutionary advantages of the ability to produce and store surplus food supplies and create a division of labor. You can also explore the effects of climate and topography on these processes. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Provide examples of plant and animal domestication
- Identify causes of the Neolithic agricultural revolution
- Describe how domestication differed by geographical region
- Explain the implications of domestication on human survival and migration
|Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications||Compares the benefits of living in an agricultural society to the drawbacks of a nomadic lifestyle.|
|What is Plant and Animal Domestication?||Describes the processes of modifying plants and animals to fit our needs before providing examples of each.|
|Evolutionary Perspectives on Domestication in Geography||Explains why animal and plant domestication have long been considered central to the concerns of human geography.|
|Domestication Across Regions||Traces the history of the domestication of animals and plants across geographical regions.|
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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Other chapters within the Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography course
- Introduction to Human & Cultural Geography
- The Geography of Languages, Religions, and Material Culture
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- Effects of Population on the Environment
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Geography of Land Resources
- Spatial Processes
- Settlement Patterns
- Modern Economic Systems
- Political Geography
- Impacts of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Food and Agriculture
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