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Chapter 3
 Verities of Food
 The beginnings of farming and herding
 A new way of life
 ‘Storing Animals’
 Finding out about the...
Plants that are
grown
Animals that
are reared
Needs More
Less water
Sheep and goat can survive in
dry hill
Cattle need grass lands to
survive
Edible
plants
were
found
Seeds
broke off
stalks fell
on the
ground
New
plants
sprouted
from them
People
protected
the plan...
Animals
were
tamed
First
animal to
be tamed
was wild
ancestor of
dog
Other animals
were
encouraged to
come near
camps
Shee...
People planted
seeds and noticed
that it takes some
time to grow
They stayed in the
same place for a
long time
They looked...
Earthen or clay jars
and pots
People wove baskets
to store grains
Dug pits in to the ground to
store grains
People took care of
animals
Because they provided
Pit houses in Burzahom,
Kashmir
Steps lead the people into
them
Provided shelter in cold
weather
Cooking hearths inside an...
1. They were polished to give a fine cutting edge
Mortars and pestles were used for grinding grain
Many kinds of earthen p...
 They began weaving cloth by using different kinds of
materials
Many of these farers and herders lived in groups called
Tribes and followed certain practices that may have existed
earlier
 Mehrgarh- Located in a fertile plain near the Bolan
Pass which is one of the most important routes into
Iran.
 It is on...
 Several burial sites have been found at Mehrgarh.
 In some cases the dead person was buried with goats
and sheep which ...
 It’s a site on the hills near Brahmaputra Valley close to
routes leading to China and Myanmar.

Have been
found here
Ja...
 Our ape like ancestors had to face many challenges
from the climate, wild animals and from other human
groups; they grad...
 People developed a spoken language, invented
clothing and used rocky overhangs and caves as
shelter. They also learned t...
From gathering to growing food
From gathering to growing food
From gathering to growing food
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From gathering to growing food

  1. 1. Chapter 3
  2. 2.  Verities of Food  The beginnings of farming and herding  A new way of life  ‘Storing Animals’  Finding out about the first farmers and herders  Towards a settled life  What about other customs and practices  A closer look (a) Living and dying in Mehrgarh  A closer look (b)Daojali Hading
  3. 3. Plants that are grown Animals that are reared
  4. 4. Needs More Less water
  5. 5. Sheep and goat can survive in dry hill Cattle need grass lands to survive
  6. 6. Edible plants were found Seeds broke off stalks fell on the ground New plants sprouted from them People protected the plants from birds & animals Plants were grown and seeds ripened How people became farmers
  7. 7. Animals were tamed First animal to be tamed was wild ancestor of dog Other animals were encouraged to come near camps Sheep, goat, cattle and pigs ate grass and came near the camps People protected these animals from attacks How people became herders
  8. 8. People planted seeds and noticed that it takes some time to grow They stayed in the same place for a long time They looked after the plants, watering, weeding, driving away animals and birds till grains ripened Grain had to be stored for food and seed They began making large clay pots and wove baskets or dug pits into the ground
  9. 9. Earthen or clay jars and pots People wove baskets to store grains Dug pits in to the ground to store grains
  10. 10. People took care of animals Because they provided
  11. 11. Pit houses in Burzahom, Kashmir Steps lead the people into them Provided shelter in cold weather Cooking hearths inside and outside the huts were found. People cooked both indoor and outdoor
  12. 12. 1. They were polished to give a fine cutting edge Mortars and pestles were used for grinding grain Many kinds of earthen pots have also been found, sometimes decorated that were used for storing things Pots were used for cooking food, like rice , wheat and lentils
  13. 13.  They began weaving cloth by using different kinds of materials
  14. 14. Many of these farers and herders lived in groups called Tribes and followed certain practices that may have existed earlier
  15. 15.  Mehrgarh- Located in a fertile plain near the Bolan Pass which is one of the most important routes into Iran.  It is one of the earliest villages that we know about.  One of the places where women and men learnt to grow barley and wheat and rear sheep and goats for the first time in this area.  Bones of animals like deer, pig, sheep, goat, cattle were found. 
  16. 16.  Several burial sites have been found at Mehrgarh.  In some cases the dead person was buried with goats and sheep which meant to serve as food in the next world.
  17. 17.  It’s a site on the hills near Brahmaputra Valley close to routes leading to China and Myanmar.  Have been found here Jadeite is a stone that may have been brought from China, has been found here
  18. 18.  Our ape like ancestors had to face many challenges from the climate, wild animals and from other human groups; they gradually transferred from nomads to hunters to herders to cultivators and to present Modern Man.  Prehistory is the period of history before the invention of writing.  Palaeolithic age is also called Old Stone Age, in this age people used to live like nomads. They lived in small hunting and gathering groups.
  19. 19.  People developed a spoken language, invented clothing and used rocky overhangs and caves as shelter. They also learned to build fires for warmth, cooking and light.  In Neolithic period people learned farming and settled themselves in permanent villages. They also learned to domesticate animals.  Neolithic agriculture revolution was the change from nomadic to farming life, this led to the development of the civilization. Uses of grains as food lessened the dependence on animals. Grains were used as seeds to grow further crops.

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