The Survival And Development Of Humans Essay

1080 Words Mar 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Survival is essential to human species. Environment is essential to the survival and development of humans, especially early humans, since they relied on their living environment, and their ability of withstanding natural disaster was significantly lower than modern humans. Once there was a great change of climate, they had to change their living strategies to adapt to the environment, including the transformation from being nomads to cultivating primitive crops. Because of this, agriculture occurred and was established as a mode of human society and economy, which means that there must be a close relationship between it and the climate change. We can analyze this inference through the process of agricultural development of in several different regions.

First of all, the climate change developed the origin of agriculture in the Levant region. The Younger Dryas of the Levant region occurred in around ca.12600/12500 cal BP, and lasted for 1000 years. The severe environment caused decrease of the amount of plants and animals, and there was a serious lack of usable resources. This time, a proportion of the late Natufians, such as the Southern Natufians, was back to their nomadic life. Because archaeology presented that their relics was fewer comparing to the Early Natufians, the architecture was quite simple, and there was not much items to be buried with the dead. While, the other proportion, the northern Natufians, used local plants that were suitable for being cultivated,…

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