Our children aren't starving anymore! So many more people!
Before the Agricultural Revolution, life was horrible. People were living as Nomads, so while the men hunted animals for food, the women gathered berries and seeds. Without farming, food was scarce and groups of people had to move place to place when their land ran out of animals to kill and eat.
Developing New Communities
But then, everything changed. Sometime around 8,000 years ago, people began to farm crops and domesticate animals instead of hunting and gathering food. Due to these new practices, the Neolithic Ages began. The results improved life greatly for people across the globe.
When they began farming, people suddenly had surpluses of food. Grains were a big part of the new foods people discovered they could harvest, including corn, rice, wheat, and barley. People also began to milk cattle and goats to add to the new assortment of available foods.
Trading Between Societies
I brought the sunflower seeds!
Communities began to form around areas that had plentiful food resources. As a result of larger amounts of people living in close proximity with one another and having to work together to build their community, people realized that laws were needed to keep everyone safe. New homes built during the Neolithic were also made out of mud bricks, so they were more stable.
With so many people farming, opportunities for other jobs came, which is how the focus on ways of enhancing everyday convenience came to be. People were able to create more efficient tools, durable clothing and other useful objects thanks to these changes. The ox-driven plow and many other helpful inventions came to be from this.
-goat noises and stuff-
Due to all of these different changes in the world, many societies began to trade items between each other that may not have been available in their own communities. Before the popularity of agricultural procedures, groups rarely traded items between each other. Trading helped societies by providing necessary resources to benefit all communities equally.