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Old 05-29-2017, 05:34 AM
naita naita is offline
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_Some_ people started farming. This allowed them to grow in numbers and dominate their habitat in such a way any remaining hunter/gatherers where overwhelmed. It also allows you to exploit areas that don't provide enough resources to be a long term place of hunter/gatherers.

Any of the drawbacks are swamped by the benefit of growing and expanding, and returning to hunting and gathering requires a very different set of knowledge and skills to allow you to survive.