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Farming in Ancient Greece

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Farming in Ancient Greece Tools Crops A lot of farms had slave laborers which increased profitability.
("Farming") Common tools were sickles, plows, grain scoops, pruning hooks for cutting vines, and wooden winnowing forks. ("Dr. Dig") "Olives were a cash crop in Greece. Olives were exported at a high rate and olive oil was an expensive commodity around the ancient world." ("Farming") Slaves Farming in ancient Greece was difficult because good soil and farmland were very limited.
("Ancient Greece") Problems "One record showed a farmer making 30,000 drachamas in a year off of his large farm." (An average worker made about 730 drachamas a year)
("Ancient Greece") Income Barley, Durum wheat, and sometimes common wheat were grown in ancient Greece. Barley was the most common because it was easy to grow and produced more grain than wheat.
("Agriculture") Common Crops In the fall, grapes were harvested then smashed by foot and then was put in jugs to ferment. Grapes Animals Goats and sheep were most common because they were easy to raise and they provided meat, wool, and milk. (" "Donkeys, mules, and other various mixes were raised as pack or draft animals."
("Agriculture") Animals The ancient Greeks dug tunnels from streams to farms for irrigation.
("Greece") Irrigation Most farms were small family farms.
("Farming") Picture Citations Ancient Tools. N.d. Photograph. Auuuu.com, n.p.

Barley. N.d. Photograph. Syngenta, n.p.

Greek Drachamas. N.d. Photograph. Scintillating Silver, n.p.

Greek Farmer. N.d. Photograph. N.p.

Olive Trees. N.d. Photograph. Sfakia-crete.com, n.p.

Sheep in a Pasture. N.d. Photograph. Akarnania, n.p.

Slaves. N.d. Photograph. History 100 Slaves, n.p.

Greek Farmer. N.d. Photograph. Guim, n.p.

Demeter, The Goddess of Harvest. Youtube, 3 May 2012. Web. 11 Oct. 2012.

Greek Vineyard. N.d. Photograph. Word Press, n.p.

Donkey. N.d. Photograph. Wikimedia, n.p.
Primitive Irrigation. N.d. Photograph. Mesoweb, n.p. Works Cited "Cro-Magnon People, Greek Farming, Middle East, and Tollund Man." Inspire. Indiana State Library, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012.

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Primitive Irrigation. N.d. Photograph. Mesoweb, n.p.
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