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Old 05-29-2017, 01:16 PM
Elendil's Heir Elendil's Heir is offline
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Yuval Harari in his fascinating, and sometimes counterintuitive, pop anthropology book Sapiens has an interesting chapter on the beginning of agriculture. He makes a good case that hunter-gatherers actually ate better than early farmers, but that that mode of food "production" could not sustain as many people - not by a long shot.