Why did animal and plant domestication occur first in the Fertile Crescent?

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We cannot know with absolute certainty why this happened.  We can only make informed guesses.  The best guess that we have at this point is that plant and animal domestication arose in the Fertile Crescent because of geographical factors.  There are two main geographical factors that are responsible for this.

First, there is the fact that the Fertile Crescent had an ideal climate for...

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