Lecture 3: The Agricultural Revolution

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Questions for quiz: *Describe the most important real change that took place during the "Neolithic Revolution." Where and when did systematic agriculture first develop? What sorts of crops were grown in the woodlands and tropical forests of central Africa? *When did Mesoamericans domesticate crops, and what were they? *Why did the growing of crops on a regular basis give rise to more permanent settlements? Name two cities that existed before 6,000 BCE. What do the female statuettes found at Çatal Hüyük suggest about its culture? *What were the main consequences of the agricultural revolution? How did relationships between men and women change? *What jobs did women now do besides caring for children? When was the Bronze Age?

Lecture Topics:
Hunter-Gatherers
Neolithic Revolution
Pastoralism

Agricultural Technology
Early towns:
Comparison of Eastern and Western Hemispheres
Emergence of social classes

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