RFIB-358.Humans began farming

When humans began farming some 12,000 years ago, they altered the future of our speciesforever. Our ancestors were ecological pioneers, discovering and cultivating the most valuable crops, sealing them up to feed entire communities and transforming wild crops so fundamentally that they became dependent on humans for their survival. Farming, in the words of National Geographic’s Genographic Project, “sowed the seeds for the modern age.”

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