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The Neolithic Revolution resulted in all of the following EXCEPT: Answer 1. increase...

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qu950827 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 12, 2013 at 7:10 AM via web

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The Neolithic Revolution resulted in all of the following EXCEPT:


1. increase in farming 
2. selection of plants for cultivation 
3. domestication of animals for meat and dairy products 
4. dependence on trade with other parts of the world for food

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 12, 2013 at 12:38 PM (Answer #1)

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Of the options given here, the best answer is Option 4.  The Neolithic Revolution happened at a time in world history when it was simply not possible to have any significant amount of trade in food between different parts of the world.

The Neolithic Revolution was the time in history in which agriculture first came about.  During this time, people started to domesticate plants and animals for food production.  This was a change from the past when food was obtained through hunting and gathering.  Therefore, all of the first three options given here are true.

Option 4, however, is not true.  Technologically, trade in food was just not possible at this time.  In order to have any significant trade in food, you need a lot of technology.  You need, at the very least, to have large ships that are capable of carrying a great deal of grain.  In order to have trade in food over land, you need to have trains or large motorized vehicles.  You cannot transport meaningful amounts of food across land in any other way. 

During the Neolithic Revolution, this sort of transportation technology was not available.  Therefore, even if people had had enough food to trade, they would not have been able to do so.

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