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Agriculture helped Civilization Who wouldve thought that farmers 10000 or some odd years ago could have helped civilization to what it is today Farming started in the near east about 10000 years ago It began in areas that had an abundance of food so it just came to them Without it civilization would not be what it is today Agriculture led to advances such as technology settlement and government Agriculture required you stay in one place so this meant people had to stop their nomadic ways In order to tend their animals and crops people had to settle down Now they didnt have to cross hot deserts or climb steep mountains Cereals The packs of hunters that had roamed about in search of game now settled in villages Cities Imagine what it would be like today if we were still a nomadic people After people started settling down urbanization started to occur Most of the early cities started out as farming towns then evolved into bigger metropolises Cities With more food being produced than needed the population increased greatly causing the cities to expand Cereals Without agriculture people wouldnt have settled in one place and none of these important things wouldve come to be Important technological advances came out of agriculture Seeds are planted in rows and a device was needed to make theses rows The first real device used for this purpose was the digging stick It was an approximately V-shaped piece of wood with the two sides of the V of unequal length Cereals This later led to the development of the plow which is still used today One of the main produces of agriculture is a domesticated animal like cattle The domestication of animals started in the near east where the animals could graze on the already existing cereals Cities If this hadnt have been thought of back then who knows maybe cows would be running in
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