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Old 05-29-2017, 08:13 AM
TriPolar TriPolar is offline
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Originally Posted by Doughbag View Post
Farming lead to a grow in population - not the other way around.
This must be the case. When hunter-gathers suddenly encounter a lack of food it's too late to start farming.

Some wild crop, maybe grain, must have been a sufficient food source to keep HGs coming back to the same location. There could be many generations of gathering those crops before any deliberate action was taken to increase the yield.