Carl Sauer theorized that this began in an area north of the Bay of Bengal when people began cultivating plants.
First Agricultural Revolution
Dating back 10,000 years, the First Agricultural Revolution achieved plant domestication and animal domestication.
Hunting and Gathering
The killing of wild animals and fish as well as the gathering of fruits, roots, nuts, and other plants for sustenance.
Second Agricultural Revolution
A period of technological change from the 1600s to mid 1900s that started in Western Europe beginning with preindustrial improvements like crop rotation.
Cultivation of crops in tropical forest clearings in which the forest vegitation has been removed by cutting and burning.
Farmers who produce only enough food to meet the needs of their own and of their households.
Third Agricultural Revolution
A period of technological change which began in the 1960s with the production of an improved rice hybrid called IR8 and characterized by the use of biotechnology.
A traditional building material made of hard, oven-baked or sun-baked blocks of mud shaped into standard sizes.
Survey system that determines the value, extent, and ownership of land for purposes of taxation.
The spatial trajectory through which the cultural traits or other phenomena spread.
In contrast to agglomerated or nucleated settlement, characterized by a much lower density of population and the wide spacing of individual homesteads.
A reigion in which the housing stock predominantly reflects styles of building that particular to the culture of the people who have long inhabited the area.
A mode of distinguishing things or arrangements based on the purposes or activities to which they are devoted.
System that divided land into narrow parcels stretching back from rivers,roads, or canals.
Metes and Bounds Survey
A system of land surveying east of the Appalachian Mountains. Depends on descriptions of land ownership and natural features.
A compact closely packed settlement sharply demarcated from adjoining farmland.
System where the eldest son in a family, or in exceptional cases, a daughter inherits all of the parent's land.
Rectangular Land Survey
The system was used by the US Land Office Survey to parcel land west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Township and Range System
A rectangular land division scheme designed by Thomas Jefferson to disperse settlers evenly across farmlands of the US interior.
Traditional dwelling built using poles and sticks that are woven tightly together and then plastered with mud.
A general term for large-scale, mechanized industrial agriculture that is controlled by corporate interests.
The use of genetically engineered crops in agriculture and DNA manipulation in livestock in order to increase production.
An agricultural activity involving the raising of livestock, most commonly cows and goats, for dairy products such as milk, cheese, and butter.
the recently successful development of higher yield, fast-growing varieties of rice and other cereals in certain developing countries.
Specialized farming that occurs only in areas where the dry summer Mediterranean climate prevails such as grapes, olives, figs, citrus, fruits, dates.
Crops produced without the use of synthetic or industrially produced pesticides and fertilizers.
Production system based on a large estate owned by an individual, family, or corporation and organized to produce a cash crop.
The use of a river segment or an artificial body of water such as a pond for the raising and harvesting of food products.
An infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma.
Data that shows the amount of calories the population of an area takes in during 24 hours.
Child Mortality Rate
A figure that describes the number of children that die between the first and fifth years of their lives in a given population.
A disease that can be transmitted among people, either through direct contact or through a vector.
Calories alone does not determine a balanced diet, but necessary requirements for the body to function and survive.
A sudden outbreak leads to a high percentage of cases and a large number of deaths in a region.
Condition of ill health resulting froom the deficiency or improper foodstuffin the diet.
High yielding variety of rice, developed in the Phillipines in the 60s, widely planted in Asia.