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.
posted on 08/15/2007 11:11:45 AM PDT
(The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
because they didn’t have the internet to look up ‘farming’ in wikipedia :)
posted on 08/15/2007 11:34:16 AM PDT
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Pumpkin patch dies 12,000 years ago. No one around. What happened to the seeds? Someone finds the seeds 12,000 years later. Aha, farming is 12,000 years old. Write article. Global significance.
posted on 08/15/2007 11:36:23 AM PDT
("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
it makes you wonder what Europeans ate before 1492 besides bread
Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie. With manioc root presumably.
posted on 08/15/2007 11:37:00 AM PDT
by El Gato
("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
Bread, beer, cheese, cabbage, beets, turnips, lentils, olives and, with luck, an occasional bit of meat or fish.
Pizza hadn’t even been invented!
How they survived is not as miraculous as why they bothered!
posted on 08/15/2007 11:41:06 AM PDT
by null and void
(I hate to suggest something this radical, but why not let the policy follow the facts? ~ReignOfError)
.. from South America. Beans, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, squash ...
How about tobacco, chocolate, vanilla?
posted on 08/15/2007 9:13:04 PM PDT
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