Better Students Ask More Questions.
How did the cultivation of wheat and the history of bread making change humans' lives?...
1 Answer | add yours
The cultivation of wheat and the making of bread changed human lives in very important ways. The beginning of farming is seen as a revolution in human history. It is sometimes called the Neolithic Revolution. This indicates how drastically it changed human life.
Before people farmed, they were hunter-gatherers. They could not typically stay in one place for a very long time. They could not have large populations of people. Essentially everyone in a community had to be involved in getting food. These things made it very difficult for them to advance technologically. If people are constantly involved in getting food, they cannot specialize in things like the creation of tools. If people have to move around all the time, they cannot create large pieces of technology (even something as simple as a spinning wheel and a loom) because they cannot carry those things with them. If their populations are small, they will not have as many people who might create technology.
All of this changed when wheat was first cultivated (in places where it can be grown) and bread was first made. The cultivation of wheat and the making of bread allowed larger groups of people to live together in sedentary communities. This allowed them to develop technologies. It allowed them to have large societies that came to have things like governments. All of these are very important changes.
In these ways, the growing of wheat and making of bread had major effects on human life.
Posted by pohnpei397 on March 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Answer #1)
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.