Saturday, May 21, 2005

Art and agriculture

I have been watching a programme on BBC2 called How Art Changed the World . This week they revealed that agriculture was first developed to feed the people who were building some kind of big temple. The fact that hundreds of people had come togethjer in one place to create the temple led to the problem of how they would feed them all so they planted wheat and other crops.

It's amazing when you think about it, if we hadn't developed agricuture then the world and society would be very different. For a start the physical landscape would be different, there would be more natural forest, we wouldn't have had the need to irrigate and drain big tracts of land. cities and large towns probably wouldn't exist. You need agriculture to be able to sustain so may people in one place. Maybe the population would not have grown at the pace it has done.

makes you think...

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