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A History of Food: Domestication of Plants and Animals

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The domestication of plants, agriculture, requires a sedentary lifestyle and a different relationship to land and natural resources. Abandoning nomadic life with a secure food source allows for population growth, villages and eventually cities and civilization. A surplus of food creates opportunities for different forms of labor, standing armies and stratification of society with a management class to organize larger scale projects. This lecture also delves into the earliest relationships established between Homo Sapiens and wild animals, changing the food landscape in profound ways. Domesticated animals were early forms of property. This practice is theorized originated the patriarchy, slavery, theft and larger tribal units. Religion and language emerges in powerful ways during this epoch.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

Greg Gould 



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Registration Closes On
Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/30/2018 - 11/30/2018 Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Greg Gould