Ancient Agricultural Technology: From Sickles to Plows
Twenty-First Century Books, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
Describes the technology used by ancient farmers, covering the evolution of farming tools, irrigation methods, animal breeding, and the processing of crops, including the ancient civilizations of China, Greece, Rome, India, and the Middle East.
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Chapter One Before Agriculture
Chapter Two The Ancient Middle East
Chapter Three Ancient Egypt
Chapter Four Ancient China
Chapter Five The Ancient Americas
Chapter Six Ancient Greece
Chapter Seven Ancient Rome
Epilogue After the Ancients
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