BEGINNING OF ANIMAL DOMESTICATION
THE BEGINNING OF AGRICULTURE
What is agriculture?
Crop growing must have developed in stages as follows:
EARLY AGRICULTURE IN MESOPOTAMIA
In Mesopotamia, which today is part of Iraq, food production began around 8000 BC having been introduced by settlers from the Iranian plateau. Jarmo in the Kurdish foothills represents the earliest stage of Agriculture. As men went hunting and gathering, the women they left behind may have experimented with wild grasses that grew around their compound until they found out and grew the edible plants, paving the way for organized agriculture.
1. (a) Identify:
2. Analyse farming activities in Mesopotamia (Explain how farming activities were carried out in Mesopotamia).
FACTORS THAT FACILITATED AGRICULTURE IN MESOPOTAMIA
FARMING ACTIVITIES IN MESOPOTAMIA