WEEK7

The emergence of agriculture has led to the development of the country. Because of the population growth, people need more food. During the upper paleolithic period, the warming of the planet caused most of the people’s food to die, and many animals and plants became extinct, especially large mammals, including furry mammoths and cave bears. At this time people developed communities that lived forever, began to domesticate animals and plants to cultivate the desired and needed characteristics, and began to cultivate domestic animals, plants, and other products of fungi. Through the use of agriculture, food sources are established and stored where they can control. This means that people no longer seek and trace food sources, but instead bring food to places they have settled and established. Agriculture creates new opportunities for past humans, cooperates with other communities, and expands and grows.
In my opinion, the rise of agriculture is the reason for the development of the country. Technology and trade cannot be ignored. When people find that due to some special climate and other environmental conditions, the domestication of certain products will only occur in specific areas. These conditions are different in different parts of the world and people are beginning to realize that not everything can be domesticated or grown where they live. This has caused trade from one region to another. In addition, the emergence of agriculture is the formation of many cultural developments, including specialization, complex economics, and especially social stratification, which has created agricultural strata through agriculture and irrigation. Because it is necessary to create an agricultural class, their main responsibility is to grow and maintain crops. This is where social strata are built, and eventually national authority is established. In the rise of the country, as mentioned in class, war is another reason. When people compete for limited resources, the war is also increasing. So all these theories are helpful to the rise of the country, not just one but many.
The archaeological materials used to determine the emergence of agriculture first appeared with tools specifically for harvesting crops. Some of the artifacts included phoenix luster and sickle gloss and other tools used to grow plants, large public buildings and public granaries, and public graveyards. Second, the emergence of irrigation and agricultural technologies indicates that they are creating a centralized location for harvesting plants. The archaeological material used to identify the rise of the country was the introduction of urbanization, more specifically the introduction of families and communities, and the development of specialized classes with specific work.

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  1. After reading your blog post I found I have the same opinion with you, I also agree that agriculture is play a really important role in the rise of the state. You must view the video careful.
    In the stone age, have three part, they are upper paleolithic, middle paleolithic and lower paleolithic. In these three periods, people have a totally different life way than the people after the period is. Their lifestyle we called now is hunting and gathering lifestyle. Which means, their major task in their daily life is to fight with the wild animal and kill them and gathered all the things that can be used and wild fruit and branch. The advantage of agriculture compares to the hunting and gathering is that agriculture have low risk and have stable food supply. Human do not need to take their life as price to fight with animal, they just need to stay at home and feed the animal, then they will have stable meat supply. As for the plant, people can plant them around their house, which can ensure the output of it. Because, the plant in the wild area are always caused by many nature reasons such as wind and rain. All these reasons will always cause the lost of their seed. Also, because of the place of the plant growth is random. This will make the lack of the nutrition. All the reason above will cause the unstable supply and low output.
    With stable food supply and high food output. More and more people can be held in a group, human start trend to stay at one place but move from a place to another, sedentary communities have been formed. With the group become larger and larger a state our emperor is finally formed. That why I agree with your point.

  2. I agree with you stand point in your post, and branching off of that I find some of your examples a nice touch. Your examples dealing with war competiveness, trade, complex economics, and social stratification give a clarity to your post ad the idea of how the rise of agriculture impacted the rise of the state. Without agriculture being responsible for allowing communities to stay put in a certain settlement there would be no need for a social class. However, due to agriculture bringing a whole new way of life for civilizations it created a need for a strata latter and eventually a national authority to allow these new settlement to run smoothly. People soon began to realize that their climate wasn’t suitable for all resources wanted or needed in their area. They then began to venture off and start trading with other communities but this didn’t quite stop the competiveness of other areas their national authority wanted more and to control all of the wealth. This is how I believe war began to start within these civilizations and empires began to come to the eye. All of what we have learned throughout this course correlates with each other, one leading to another and shaping the world and us as communities to what we know today.

  3. Hello, Yusi. I think you have written a totally good blog post of this week’s lecture. At the beginning of your post, you mentioned why people began to develop the agriculture. I agreed with your opinion that the climate was an important reason in the development of intensive agriculture. With the climate change, the animals people could hunt became less and the climate in some places was more suitable for the growth of crops. So, the earliest agricultures appeared in these places. Near East was the first place of intensive agriculture because of its geographic location and clime. Primary and secondary archaeological evidence provide proof of agricultural practices and evolutionary changes in domesticated species in the Near East. A favorable climate and trade allowed agriculture practices (domesticated plants and animals) to diffuse to other distant regions across the Near East. As the climate changed and agriculture became more popular, it was easier for communities to become more permanent settlements and then become states.

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