Cultural Differences Between Farmers And Foragers

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Throughout history of civilizations within society, we have learned ways of “adapting” to time, location, and within groups. Immediately, we assume that making progress is beneficiary. New ideas are brought up to dominate and replace old technology, but those new ideas are not easily accomplished. Before new ideas were established, it took a lot of time to accomplish the task. Societies in the world adapted to the creation of the first automobiles replacing horse buggies. One of the greatest inventions of time is farming. However, agricultural farming did not automatically produce a successful outcome. Some people wanted to dramatically adapt from foraging to farming. In some places like Australia, Aborigines refused to accept agriculture …show more content…
Foragers intended to use the environment’s abundance of wild animals and plants to their advantage. These foragers enjoyed hunting and gathering and preferred to take the more convenient way of life. This allowed them to have more time observing nature and thinking about what they see in nature. Art has given anthropologists to understand their way of life and key elements of the foragers’ culture. One could argue that the life of the foragers made a small impact on the environment. On the other hand, farmers arguably used agriculture forming interdependence between humans, plants, and animals. Farmers relied on livestock such as cattle to provide meat and milk while domesticated animals relied on farmers for reproduction. Farmers wanted to challenge evolution; therefore, farmers made a great impact on the environment, creating a demand for labor and hard work. Although farmers challenged the course of nature, foragers used the environment to their advantage causing abundance of food and crops that can never be …show more content…
Farming over time would eventually become beneficiary with the help of modern advances to irrigation systems, but it did not happen successfully in early civilizations. Farming is more inconvenient than foraging because it demands more energy to get the same amount of nourishment as foraging. The progress of adapting from foraging to farming gave food to be less dependable because people were limited to food they could plant over the land. They could only plant a few crops on farms and it seems apparent that diseases became more widespread from domesticated animals to humans. Foraging became more convenient for these early civilizations and people thrive from the high level of nutrients by hunting animals and eating wild

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