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10,000 B.C.E—4,000/2,000 B.C.E
Advent of True Farming
First people started harvesting wild cereals
People groups also started to become more sedentary
Then humans began INTENTIONALLY planting, cultivating, and harvesting plants
AKA: The Mustard plant
First humans found, and began planting, the wild mustard plant.
Then humans began to cultivate the plant, breeding it for specific properties.
And then the little mustard plant 'grew' into many different tasty varieties!
These are all the SAME species!
The Levant: Cradle of Agriculture
Eretz zavat chalav udevash
A land flowing with milk and honey
Development of Pottery
The invention of the potter's wheel in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE revolutionized pottery production.
Wheat: the real facilitator of civilization!
Housed up to 10,000 people
Flourished around 7,000 B.C.E
Worshiped a Mother Goddess
"New Stone" age
What separates the neolithic age from the paleolithic?
How did farming change the environment? Human society?