Human-Environment Relationship Essay

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Gened 110 Essay #1 When looking at the relationship growth between humans and the environment, several questions come up about the pre-modern era. What major developments have shaped this relationship? How does the pre-modern human environmental relationship differ or resemble current ways in which humans understand and interact with the natural world? This relationship endured obstacles, and when explained properly, does not differ so much from the human-environment relationship of the modern era. In this essay I hope to thoroughly answer both of these questions in several paragraphs. Human’s intellectual ability allowed them to recognize ways to use the environment in aiding their struggle for survival. Early groups of Homo sapiens used the bridges linking Siberia to Alaska to establish early settlements in North America. (Ziegler, 9) The early Homo sapiens intelligence led them to the exploitation of the natural world in a way that no other species had been able to do before humans existed. The relationship between humans and the environment took a turn for the worst when they started affecting other species with their accelerated population growth. Before the ice age ended it was too difficult to rely on agriculture to survive because the weather patterns were unpredictable and the crops could easily be destroyed. When the climate started gaining temperature, Neolithic people started raising crops and animals that were easy to utilize by human keepers. Agriculture and the domestication of animals have no distinct origin, and Archeologists saw early evidence of these survival tactics in several parts of the world. The earliest sign of agriculture was around 9000 B.C.E. in Southwest Asia which is known as Iraq, Syria, and Turkey today. The early agriculture establishments spread rapidly once the technique was perfected. Communities would scrape the bark from
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