Friday, April 27, 2012

More on the domestication bulldozer

Here is a report of a new DNA-based study about the spread of agriculture across Europe 5000 years ago, providing additional evidence that early domestication-technology didn’t transfer across cultures.   Instead, the first agriculturalists in Europe came from elsewhere and displaced (killed) or assimilated (enslaved) local foraging populations:

A cultural practice that produces exploding populations and exhausted soils can only survive through ever-expanding migration and conquest.

No comments:

Post a Comment