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1. Describe how humans, during the following periods, altered their habitats:...

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caveman111 | Honors

Posted August 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM via web

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1. Describe how humans, during the following periods, altered their habitats: Hunter-gatherer, agricultural revolution, Industrial Revolution?

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kavita-dave | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM (Answer #1)

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During the hunter-gatherer phase humans lived mainly in caves or built temporary homes. They moved from one place to another when food sources depleted. They moved around in search of nuts, fruits and meat.

During the agricultural revolution, man needed to live by rivers or other water sources in order to get water for agriculture. He could no longer live a nomadic life and therefore settled along banks of rivers. He built houses and soon started living in communities and soon villages,

With industrial revolution setting in , man started migrating to cities and towns where industries came up in search of sources of livelihood. With better means of transportation available, man started living far from industrail areas. He used rails, buses and cars to commute to workplace

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orchid101 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted August 20, 2013 at 5:10 AM (Answer #2)

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For hunting humans moved from one village to another and also from villages to forest. In the next stage humans settled on the banks of rivers for agricultural production. Later on the humans started making tools for easier and grater production of tools and weapons. Various food plants, including all important cereals, were cultivated for food, and domestication of useful animals are really the revolutionizing innovations of the period. Spinning, weaving and poultry-making were amongst the useful and practised by the Neolithic men and dwelling of more than one kind was constructed. Neolithic men continued the use of flaked flints even though their major emphasis was on polishing and grinding in which they used wet sand-stone as an abrasive. For industrial revolution they started migrating towards cities. They started setting up industries for the production of better and easier products for comfortable life.

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