As human societies adopted agriculture, their people became shorter and less healthy, according to a new review of studies focused on the health impacts of early farming.
Genome sequencing challenges assumptions about ancient lifestyles necessarily being in conflict.
The appeal of owning your own property — and all the private goods that came with it — may have convinced nomadic humans to settle down and take up farming.
Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans.
I’m currently reading an interesting and provocative book called Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. He calls the Agricultural Revolution “history’s biggest fraud”.