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Did Ice Age Extinctions Force Us to Invent Civilization?

January 11, 2020 - General
Deceased mammoth

Why did we take so long to invent civilization? Modern Homo sapiens first evolved roughly 250,000 to 350,000 years ago. But initial steps towards civilization – harvesting, then domestication of crop plants – began only around 10,000 years ago, with the first civilizations appearing 6,400 years ago.


Source: origins

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