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Old 05-29-2017, 09:15 AM
TriPolar TriPolar is offline
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Originally Posted by igor frankensteen View Post
But most of all, I want to point out that most lists of why "agriculture is cool and hunter-gathering is not" are based on values assigned to each after the shift. After we were already stuck with the latter. This observation is informed as well, by a fairly recent new interpretation of some of the early myths, such as the many "out of Eden" kinds of stories. The idea there, is that transitioning to agriculture was not at all a smooth and peaceful event, and that many hunter-gatherers fought against it. We know that exactly that happened in the United States, during the transition from cattle ranching to a more inclusive economy.
I can see conflicts arriving when those who stayed in one place to farm encountered other HGs returning or happening upon the location for a quick meal and endangering the farmer's chances of surviving until the next season.