When Farming Began


When Farming Began 

When farming began, it was about 13 thousand years ago. To be more precise as far as exact dates, farming began around 10,000 B.C. In 9500 BC neolithic crops consisted of such crops as flax, chick peas, lentils, barley, and wheat. The Chinese were farming rice as early as 8,000 B.C., with mung, azuki, and soybeans soon after. 

This doesn't mean the entire world was eating spaghetti, and hummus with chips more than ten thousand years ago. Farming actually began in only certain parts of the world, and slowly spread, or slowing took off. In Africa around those early days of farming, the crops were coffee and kola nut, so as we see it was not just one crop that started it all, but it was different for different places, and did not happen all at once. 

Early crops also varied depending on the climate, or changes in the climate, which is why we hear so much about famines and such in the bible. 

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