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Agriculture Q 2003


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Agriculture Q 2003

  1. 1. Intro <ul><li>Hunter gathers have always been a society revolved around food. They travel continously searching for food sources from which their group can live on until they reach the next place. Their survival odds vary from day-to-day. Therefore, agriculture would appeal to those of the hunter gather routine. Despite the difficulty of establishing an agriculture and the chance of failure, the system would be a much more effective way of feeding a society. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Limited Resources <ul><li>The hunter and gather society had to rely solely their day-to-day finds. Therefore, if an area possessed little of no food source, the society would struggle . </li></ul><ul><li>Due to their constant movement, the hunter gathers had to discover new sources for every region they passed through. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting an agricultural diet provided these people with a more stable food source than there former methods. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Population Could Mature <ul><li>The hunter gather way of life made it difficult for women give birth to many children </li></ul><ul><li>Children could only be conceived every 4 years because of their nomadic existence. </li></ul><ul><li>Women could only care for one toddler at a time. This sluggishly growing population prevented this society from developing. </li></ul><ul><li>Having plentiful agriculture gave this group an opportunity to remain in one place. Settlement of hunter gathers permitted them to bear more children, causing the population to increase. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger population triggers more development. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Successful Food Production <ul><li>Choosing to grow several abundant crops supplied the people better than food sources in the wild. Depending on plants and animals in the wild was often risky and not rewarding. </li></ul><ul><li>The specialization of crops led to a healthier and more consistent diet </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture is often less time consuming than searching for food. </li></ul><ul><li>The less time spent on provision of food, the more spare time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Societal Organization <ul><li>The agricultural system requires many tasks that must be completed on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to maintain steady food production, a society must find a way to separate work between members of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Division of labor created equality between the people. Everyone had their own duty to carry out. </li></ul><ul><li>This designation of jobs formed structure within the society. </li></ul><ul><li>From this organization, the hunter gathers developed more complex systems of order. Thus, their government was born. </li></ul><ul><li>It was through government, that social status and positions of authority were established. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disadvantages <ul><li>The transition from the hunter gather lifestyle to a civilization wasn’t always successful, there were several risks and trade-offs involved. </li></ul><ul><li>One major peril was the possibility of agricultural failure. The implementing of an agricultural system is time consuming and must be in the correct conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Crops may not grow at a quick enough rate or grow at all. Lack of rations could severely harm the well-being of the group. If their attempt is unsuccessful, then the society has not only wasted time, but effort as well. Ultimately, this negative occurrance could severely hinder the progression of the society. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusion
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Diamond, Jared. Guns,Germs and Steel. unknown: W.W. Norton, 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>