Why do some historians consider the farming revolution to be the most important event in human history?
Why do some historians consider the farming revolution to be the most important event in human history?Submitted: 1848 days ago
Initially, mankind were hunters and gatherers, picking up whatever they could find to eat, and continually on the move looking for more food. Once mankind discovered it could raise its own food on farms, people began to settle down in permanent locations. They were no longer living from day to day, and could even store food for future needs. Small towns and eventually cities developed. This gave mankind the time to start more intellectual pursuits, such as writing.
Agree with the answerer above: humanity was changed by discovering farming.
From this we have learnt to store food; have surplus so specialisms can develop; learn to write and read; pass on complex knowledge; have a much larger population than hunter-gatherers and to spread all over the world in search of farmland and other resources.
Life has certainly become more comfortable for many people now as a result of the revolution in living caused by farming. Whether or not it is a better life is up to each person to decide.