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Old 05-29-2017, 10:34 AM
Crane Crane is offline
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Here in the American Southwest agriculture existed within 'hunter gatherer' societies. During the Archaic (4000 to 12000 years ago) small groups lived sedentary lives around shallow lakes. Large prey like Mammoths were abundant in the marshy shorelines. Agricultural was an integral food source using native plants and products brought north from Mexico. As the late ice age climate continued to warm, the large prey animals died off and the economy slowly shifted toward agriculture.

The process did not involve a decision.

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