Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers


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Author  Colin Tudge
Publisher  Yale University Press
Publication Date   October 11, 1999
ISBN  0300080247
Pages  64

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Colin Tudge overturns the traditional view that farming began in the Middle East 10,000 years ago, quickly led to the Neolithic farming revolution, and ended the hunting-gathering lifestyle. Agriculture in some form had been practiced for thousands of years before that, Tudge argues. Neolithic farming was not the beginning of agriculture but the beginning of agriculture on a large scale, in one place, with refined tools.

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