This is evident through their ingenuity of floating gardens, knowledge of plants' uses such as the Maguey plant, the sowing of corn, and written records of agricultural products. The Aztecs demonstrated great resourcefulness and intelligence when looking at how they utilized their natural assets. Exemplifying this was the native Maguey plant. It is recorded that it contained innumerable uses as the plant served as firewood, fencing, paper, roofing, plates, and cloth. (Document 2) The cultivation of plants also showed the ingenuity of the Aztecs.
A culture is a way of life that people share including arts beliefs and customs. The first people to live in the Americas thousands of years ago lived in hunting and gathering cultures. They hunted animals and gathering wild seeds nuts fruits and berries. In time people on different parts of the world began planting seeds. This was the beginning of agriculture.
Irrigation from the two rivers made it possible for the early settlers to farm and had abundant crops for trade. Furthermore, the supply of water from the two rivers were used for grazing areas for cattle and sheep. As a result, Mesopotamian had a lot of food variety they can choose from and permitted others to look for different jobs; for example, making clay pots and tools. Thus, new jobs developed and buildings and dams were built (Britannica, 2011) Part B The development of the chariot provides as a great example of diffusion throughout the continents. Chariots was invented in Mesopotamia to carry a driver and an archer for war.
Furthermore they were also heavily involved in such crops as alfalfa, barley, cabbage, cotton, cucumbers, dates, grapefruit, grapes, peas, and squash, among others. Many Japanese farmers operated dairies and raise hogs until the agricultural depression of the 1920s, plus they also introduced fruits such as the strawberry, castor; and techniques often called “hot capping” and “brush covering”. By 1941 ¾ of the Japanese American population of Imperial Valley was involved in agriculture. Another great culture attributing to the Imperial Valley was Mexico. Mexican culture is a rich, complex blend of Native American, Spanish, and American traditions.
They’ve lived there for 3,000 years. The Mayans were very intelligent and they used many of their resources. One of their most common things was to grow crops through which began the “Slash and Burn Agriculture.” This was a process of cutting down vegetation in a plot of land by setting it on fire and using the ashes to provide nutrients to the soil for planting crops.
When the colonists arrived here, their first view would have been the sight of dense forests, and they had to develop ways of life that suited to the landscape. The soil in New England was also full of large rocks, making it difficult to find large plots of land that could be used for crops. Being that New England was covered with trees, colonists used the trees for lumber and to build ships. Ships were used to fish or to hunt for whales, and with many ships, New England became the leader in ocean shipping and commerce. Colonists in New England also had to grow their own food, so they had small farms.
The Indus civilization existed in the river plains of what are now Pakistan and northwestern India between the Indus and Ganges rivers. Though these two territories had many things in common due to their surrounding geographies, they also differed in some fundamental ways such as economy, government, and religion. The Indus Valley Civilization flourished on the fertile plains of the Indus river. Farming was the main occupation of the people. The Indus Valley Civilization was, however, a highly urbanized civilization.
From here, the people of Jamestown learned different farming and agricultural techniques that were beneficial to their survival. Smith wrote of many stories about his explorations of the Chesapeake Bay and Jamestown area. His best known work was entitled “The General History of Virginia”. Smith also contributed with his drawings of the “Map of Virginia”, which was used by many settlers exploring the area known today as Virginia (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia). Without this information the colony in the New World would have no place in history.
The Batek of Malaysia are a foraging society with a total population of 800 – 900 which is spread over three states, Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu. They subsist on plants, animals (including fish and monkeys), wild tubers, yams, fruit and honey. The Batek identify themselves as “people of the forest” and the forest as their dwelling place, source of food and refuge, and the basis for cultural continuity (Brookfield, 2007). They do not move randomly through the forest, but follow a well-defined network of walking trails and other pathways, which incorporate rivers, streams, and logging roads. Information is gathered from subtle signs, for example, from the sway of branches, the sounds of animals that penetrate through dense foliation, and from thunder and lightning.
They controlled the calendar and the planting of crops and presided over the religious festivals and rituals that honored local deities. Many of Britain's Celts came from Gaul, known as the Belgae, who arrived in great numbers and settled in the southeast around 75 BC, brought with them a sophisticated plough that revolutionized agriculture in the rich, heavy soils of their new lands. Their crafts were highly developed; bronze urns, bowls and torques illustrate their metalworking skills. They also introduced coinage to Britain and conducted a lively export trade with Rome and Gaul, including corn, livestock, metals and