The Origins of Agriculture

1.1 Hunter-Gatherers Before the agricultural revolution (10,000–12,000 years ago), hunting and gathering was, universally, our species’ way of life. It sustained humanity in a multitude of environments for 200,000 years—95 percent of human history. Why did our ancestors abandon their traditional way of life to pursue agriculture? For a long time, scientists, including Charles Darwin, … Continue reading The Origins of Agriculture