Did they find a 9000 year old Burpee’s Seed Catalog, too?.......
I figure people started farming about 15 minuets after discovering beer
We all know that people get hungry at different rates.
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aliens can travel preeeettyyyyyy quick ya know...
Umm...yes there is. It's called Atlantis.
Later, grape farming developed because girly men needed the grapes to make chablis...
What I wonder is why anyone thinks it is surprising that agriculture might spread around the world in a "mere" 3,000 years.
The other interesting facts, not mentioned in this article, is how very much of the agriculture we take for granted comes not from Europe/Asia but from South America. Beans, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, squash - it makes you wonder what Europeans ate before 1492 besides bread.
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I just thought of a new theory...’twas the discovery of wacky-baccy that led to civilisation. Getting the munchies necessitated agriculture, a steady, readily available supply of foodstuffs, which of course led immediately thereafter to the invention of beer to wash it all down. Then paper for rolling was invented...and the rest is history. QED
Observation and inference, I should think, would only be necessary to move men to organize the growing of things.
Some wild fruit or something such as a pumpkin producing growth as a result of rotting away in one spot would be all it would take to fire the mind of any reasonably intelligent person. I’d bet that the degree of order imposed upon farming (and the resulting yields) might vary more than the fact of farming itself coming along.
For the life of me, I can't see why a "global explanation" is necessary.
Take four groups of people at random. Place them in four different locations. Confront them all with the same problem (in this case, food supply).
Would you not expect them all to arrive at the same optimum solution?
Because, if they didn't, wouldn't they starve and die out?
Squash grown 10,000 years ago in Peru
Yahoo | Thu Jun 28, 6:09 PM ET | by Randolph E. Schmid, AP Science Writer
Posted on 06/28/2007 9:39:04 PM EDT by Fred Nerks
Andean Crops Cultivated Almost 10,000 Years Ago
Discover Magazine | 1-15-2008 | Michael Abrams
Posted on 01/17/2008 6:55:35 PM EST by blam