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The Rise of Man: Scientific Documentary - Part 1

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This 2-part series traces the crucial shift of human history after agriculture was born. Profound changes came about that changed the world over the last 8,000 years - when man was no longer subject to nature, but dominated it... in short, modern man was born. The Rise of Man - Part One How agriculture changed the world. About 9,000 years ago, agriculture was born, and the first villages appeared in the Middle East, in the Fertile Crescent. People discovered wild wheat and barley, flour and bread. They domesticated animals. A more productive economy took root, and the global population exploded. Little by little, hierarchies began to take shape in the villages.

2008, 52 min

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