Farming Replaced Sharing: A Reason to BBQPosted: May 20, 2013
“We know that the first farmers were shorter, they were more prone to disease than the hunter-gatherers. When you add it all up, it was not a bargain” says Sam Bowles.
For the hunter and the gatherer sharing has always been caring. Apparently the urge to own my have over powered the urge to thrive. Pre-agriculture folks began storing gathered wild grains for trade. The pantries and trade conducted they built made nomaticism a little less necessary.
The slippery slope to stationary farming had begun. BBQ with your neighbour to recapture some of that lost comradery… sigh*