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Part II: The Agricultural Revolution
Our fifth lecture of the course started Part two of the course, “The Agricultural Revolution”. Moving forward in the history of the Homo sapiens to about 12,000 years ago Dr. Yuval Noah Harari explains how people in the Middle East, China, and Central America began domesticating plants and animals. He theorises that Homo sapiens, were domesticated in this process, abandoning a life of hunting and gathering for the pleasures and discomforts of agriculture. For most people, the discomforts outweighed the pleasures. The Agricultural Revolution made the life of the average person harder. The lectures investigate why it occurred. These are my notes from the course videos.
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