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Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution

October 12, 2019 - General

Humankind first started farming in Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago. Subsequently, the practices of cultivating crops and raising livestock emerged independently at perhaps a dozen other places around the world, in what archaeologists call the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution. It’s one of the most thoroughly-studied episodes in prehistory – but a new paper in the Journal of Political Economy shows that most explanations for it don’t…

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