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Modes of Production
Transcript of Modes of Production
History of Mankind
3 million B.C.E-10,000 B.C.E
People live to hunt for food and make shelter to survive
Live in small communities, follow where food goes
Only need to work to get necessities
Complex life on Earth forms 600 mill. years ago!
How good a society is at extracting resources from nature
Total # of calories of food per year
avg. # of working people
avg. # of hours of work per person per year
avg. # of cal burned in an hour of work per year
Techno- Environmental Efficiency
Simple Agricultural Society
10,000 B.C.E- 3,000 B.C.E
People learn to survive off of land without moving around
Use seeds from plants to grow food & cook it
Land control important, power/warfare becomes more important
Produce for survival AND surplus for bad harvests
Advanced Agricultural Society
6,000 B.C.E- 1800 C.E
Use irrigation/selective breeding/fertilizer to get more food
Land control becomes even more important
People create government to get power to control land, start to tax people
Produce for survival AND surplus for bad harvest AND taxes
# Hours worked
Use advanced tools/machinery to get resources
People don't normally get the things they work for
They use their labor to get currency to trade for goods
Economy becomes more advanced
Produce for survival AND surplus AND taxes AND luxury?
the number of people a type of society can support based on resources and technology