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    crops and livestock came in prehistoric times to be domesticated from ancestral wild plants and animals, by societies who could have had no vision of the outcome. Geographic differences in the local suites of wild plants and animals available for domestication go a long way toward explaining why only a few areas became independent centers of food production, and why it arose earlier in some of those areas than in others. Jared Diamond discusses how successfully domesticated animal species, like the

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    stronger civilizations conquering or absorbing the weaker ones. In PBS’ Guns, Germs, and Steel, anthropologist Jared Diamond explains his theory on how some of the greatest civilizations came into existence. According to Diamond, geographical luck, domestication of animals, and worldwide expansion of ideals allowed for these civilizations to continue forward. Diamond’s main theory revolves around the geographical luck of certain civilizations. For example, the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent is presumed

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    Animal Domestication

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    captivity. The relative evidence of changes needs to be evaluated in a wide variety of mammalian taxa to have appropriate conclusions, using non-mammalian examples for a fair comparison, however limitations will be set. Morphological effects of the domestication-process are something that will be considered when comparisons are presented between hard and soft tissues in domestic and captive animals to their wild counterparts. Relative changes are; differences in skull

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    Horse Domestication

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    shows that the first domestication of horses dates back to nearly 6,000 years ago and it

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    In the Paleolithic era that preceded the Neolithic era and revolution, farming and domestication of animals were virtually nonexistent. To obtain food, families had to relocate with herds of wild animals; they also had to relocate when the plant supply was depleted. The vast majority of the population consisted of hunters and gathers, so the tools of that time period were used for hunting and gathering purposes. These tools were simple stone tools made by chipping away at one stone with another

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    Chapter nine in Guns Germs and steel goes to describe how and where many of the domesticated animals in history came from, and how many of the larger species could not be domesticated and why. He uses the analogy of the Anna Karenina principle, that there are many reasons why an animal could be undomesticable, but in order for an animal to be domesticated, it must fit a multitude of requirements for it to be advantageous to use it in this way. He specifically refers to large animals, those over

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    negative impacts on humanity, and life would be better off without it. "With agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism, that curse our existence." (Diamond). Would humanity be better off if farming and domestication of animals didn't exist? How would society look today if we stayed nomadic as hunter-gatherers? The adoption of agriculture had beneficial impacts on humanity because it, helped keep a steady food supply, improved technology and sciences, and created

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    Through thirty years of researching, he found out that the two innovations that humans had developed in the Fertile Crescent had been the domestication of farming and animals. The Fertile Crescent was able to have a prosperous civilization only because geography was on their side. Without being placed in the center of a land mass, farming couldn’t have spread very far and modern civilizations

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    The Hunting - Gathering lifestyle became less and less rewarding over the years. Another factor, resulting in the lifestyles being less rewarding, was that plant domestication was becoming more rewarding. A third factor was the development of technologies on which food production would eventually end up depending on. A fourth factor was the link between the rise of human population density and the rise in food production

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    In Guns, Germs, and Steel James Diamond analyzed the causes and effects of the Neolithic Revolution. Causes of the Neolithic Revolution included crops and the domestication of animals. The Neolithic Revolution started when people began to plant their own crops. People built villages and then farmed the land around those villages. They farmed crops that were productive, like wheat. It could be easily planted, and just needed water. Once people were settled down they domesticated animals like cows

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    In the Paleolithic era that preceded the Neolithic era and revolution, farming and domestication of animals were virtually nonexistent. To obtain food, families had to relocate as the herds of wild animals migrated; they also were forced to relocate when the vegetal supply was depleted in their area. The vast majority of the population consisted of hunters and gathers, so the tools of that time period were used for hunting and gathering purposes. These tools were simple stone tools made by chipping

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    In PBS’s episode one entitled Out of Eden of the series Gun’s Germs, and Steel, Professor Jared Diamond attempts to answer the question of “why you white men have so much cargo and we New Guineans have so little.” (Cassian Harrison, 2005) Professor Diamond’s begins his research by exploring history from 13,000 years ago, pre-dating civilizations, during a time period equivalent to New Guinea’s present day. Professor Diamond delves into the origins of traditional societies and tracks their evolution

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    against an Empire with millions of subjects. How was it possible for the European Empire to decimate an entire civilization? Due to the Europeans geographical location and climate,they had reliable and nutritious crops, many animals suitable for domestication, which led to immunity from epidemic diseases, and the time and resources to develop steel. Latitude and other geographic factors determine the climate of all locations. Climate controls which crops people can grow, which determines how much

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    Artificial selection and domestic animal production Animals have been assisting humans for centuries. From uses as duty animals to the propose of consumption, our reliance on these organisms came to the point that we start selecting breeds that are more beneficial, or animals that fulfills our intentions. This process is call artificial selection. These animals include specific milking cows, duty dogs, and cross-bred domestic animal for entertainment. Most domesticates we have today are the survivors

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    Geographic Location and Ancient Civilization Advanced technologies, large populations, and a well organized work force are three very important aspects that make civilizations great. Planet Earth has gone through many different climatic changes over the past thousands of years, and each time civilizations have adapted and thrived. So, the main question is, how did geographic location help shape ancient civilization? Around 13,000 years ago Middle Easterners were thriving in their environments.

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    Was the Agricultural Revolution Good for Humanity? 10,000 years ago, humans underwent a dramatic shift in lifestyle. For the majority of their existence, humans were hunter-gatherers. As defined by Carol Ember, professor of history at Yale University, hunter-gatherers were nomadic foragers who hunt and gather food rather than farm it (Ember 2). Even today, hunter-gatherer societies still exist. However, the majority of the world has adopted the farming lifestyle. Dubbed the Agricultural Revolution

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    Confinement as a means of management is available for cats when they are owned. Patronek (1998) suggested the need to identify and overcome the attitudes that inhibit the confinement of cats indoors, to stop them from being able to hunt prey. Heidenberger (1997) surveyed 550 cat owners in Germany. Slightly more than half reported behavioural problems in confining their cats. These included feeding problems, scratching furniture, anxiety, aggression, urination and defecation in the house. Toukhsati

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    Background: Breeder’s Own Pet Foods, Inc. sells frozen and refrigerated pet food for show-dog kennels. They are determining how and where they should introduce their pet food into the retail dog food market in Boston. The new market for frozen/refrigerated dog food is small, yet growing. Breeder’s has been presented with a marketing proposal and must determine whether or not their product will succeed. Market Analysis: The dog food market is a $14 billion market and frozen/refrigerated dog food

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    The character role of Blanche in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire was full of fantasy and delusion where Stella and Stanley started to live a life in romance. The place names were real, the journey foreshadowed Blanche’s psyche orientation throughout the play. Blanche’s desires had led her down paths of bad sexual relation and alcoholism, and by making contact with the Kowalski; she had crossed the limit. Blanche’s desire to escape made her to isolate from the world around her. By the end of the

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    Indus River Civilization

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    What evidence from the text can you find to infer the artifact’s significance to its culture? “There is, however, some sort of male god (maybe) that has the head of a man with the horns of a bull.” This sentence from the text shows that the artifact might be related to relationship of the god. It might be dedicated to the god, having a relationship with religion. Many civilizations have gods, and goddesses that explains the natural forces of the world, meaning that the bull god might have a connection

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