This chapter prepares you to:

Characterize the subsistence continuum and explain the process of intensification it summarizes

Explain why the Agricultural Revolution happened and how certain geographic regions supported this revolution better than others

Describe and explain the bodily consequences or implications for biocultural diversity of the Agricultural Revolution, as seen in the archaeological record

Discuss the biocultural ramifications of industrialized, monocultural approaches to subsentence

Characterize the Agricultural Revolution’s effects on sociopolitical and economic organization