Visual Timeline: Agriculture

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10000 BCE: Beginnings of agriculture in the Middle East.
 
9000 BCE: Wild sheep flocks are managed in the Zagros mountains.
 
 
9000 BCE: Cultivation of wild cereals in the Fertile Crescent.
 
 
7700 BCE: First domesticated wheats in the Fertile Crescent.
 
 
7000 BCE: Domestication of goats.
 
7000 BCE: Plant cultivation in North America.
 
 
6700 BCE: Domestication of sheep.
 
 
6500 BCE: Domestication of pigs.
 
 
6500 BCE: Cultivation of peas in the Eastern Mediterranean.
 
 
6000 BCE: First irrigation.
 
 
6000 BCE: Domestication of cattle.
 
 
6000 BCE - 2900 BCE: Neolithic Age settlements in Greece, beginning of agriculture. .
 
5200 BCE: Domestication of chickens in China.
 
 
5000 BCE: Irrigation and agriculture begin in earnest in Mesopotamia.
 
 
5000 BCE: Cultivation of peas in Europe.
 
5000 BCE: Organised farming begins in Egypt.
 
 
5000 BCE: Villages arise in China around the Yellow river. Terraced farming begins and rice is cultivated.
 
4500 BCE: Invention of the plow.
 
4000 BCE: Use of wool for textiles.
 
 
3500 BCE: Farming has spread across Europe.
 
3000 BCE: Domestication of alpacas and llamas in the Andes.
 
3000 BCE: Potatoes are grown in the Andes.
 
 
2700 BCE: Corn is first cultivated in Mesoamerica.
 
 
2000 BCE: Domesticated horses introduced in Mesopotamia.
 
1500 BCE: Pastoral farming spreads across Eurasian steppes.
 
 
1345 BCE: The world's first manual on training horses is written by the Mitanni horse trainer Kikkuli (found in Hattusa).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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