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The Neolithic revolution began in 10

The Neolithic revolution began in 10,000 B.C. when humans no longer obtained their food by hunting and gathering, but rather started to cultivate crops and domesticate animals.4 The climate and geography of the Fertile Crescent in Mesopotamia led to the establishment of the first farmers in this area. The natural resources available in the Fertile Crescent were adequate to sustain plant and animal domestication. The Neolithic revolution marks a shift in humanity from consumers of the environment to producers of goods. Therefore, agriculture radically changed the role of humanity within its environment.5This establishment of farming and the domestication of animals in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, northern China, Africa, southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, profoundly altered the direction of mankind.6