Agricultural Revolution Essay

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Agricultural Revolution: Relationship between Men and Women To understand why the relationship between men and women changed after the Agricultural Revolution we must first get a brief overview of how women were viewed prior to the Agricultural Revolution and what role they played. With the help of archeologist and history recorded we are able to contrast the differences in history of views of power between men and women. There are three different stages of human development in history: hunting and gathering, farming, city life. A woman’s role changed during each of these stages. Prior to agricultural revolution, during the hunting and gathering stage, women had a very important role in gathering and creating sustainability and preservation of food. There was no private property and riches and they had no variation in wealth and power because everyone did a lot of the same work; hunting and gathering. Women where objects of warship and fertility gods. After the Agricultural Revolution the relationship between men and women changed due to the change in agriculture which became more advanced and women’s roles changed and therefore the view on the importance between a man and a woman also changed. Women where more independent and free in the hunting and gathering stage then they are today. Why did the relationship between men and women change after the Agricultural Revolution? It is natural human behavior to honor and respect those that provide for fellow mankind in the most prosperous of ways. With that being said, prior to the agricultural revolution men took a back seat in the development of gathering and planting for future storage of foods. Women took on the role of gathering and therefore naturally gaining insight on self-education of useful resources, how to replenish, gather and store for future use as needed. However, men also had an equally important
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