April 12th, 2009

The World According to Me, Part V

Advanced Horticultural societies first appeared about 4000 b. c. and were the dominant form of subsistence economy for about one thousand years.  ( a relatively short period of time).*  Collapse ) *compared to hunting and gathering [200,000+ years], simple horticulture (4000 years) and agrarian (3500 years).  Of course, the life of industrial society has been very short (350 years) and scholars are already discussing "post-industrial society."