Write a detailed account on the origin of agriculture and civilisation.
ANSWER – There is no historical evidence to tell us exactly how agriculture arose. We can only imagine what may have happened. Cultivation of grain may have arisen without any violent break from food gathering. In regions well stocked with wild grains, enough seeds would get scattered around to produce crops worth reaping. Agriculture, probably, resulted from the understanding that plants could be grown from seeds and that the crops had some relation to the seasons.
And, probably, the availability of water helped in this process. Cultivation, however, marked a break from the primitive era, as human beings stopped being dependent on nature and started to control their livelihood and destiny.