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This edition: Food Domestication & The Emergence of Cities

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Episode Details

This lesson explores how the accelerated rate of cultural change continued to drive human innovation in ways that transformed daily life for everyone. It illustrates the most radical cultural shift in the history of humankind that occurred in the Neolithic period (or New Stone Age), detailing the domestication of plants and animals and the shift to setting up permanent residences. The video concentrates on the Mayan civilization to explain the cultural changes that mark the differences between village life and urban settlements.