Discussion Questions Reading 13 Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes, 2ndedition SOCI1250 – Introduction to Anthropology Gary Toth - Instructor Agricultural Origins in the Ancient World (Reading 13) Melinda A. Zeder 1) Do you think that human life is better off because of the agricultural revolution? Why or why not? 2) How can physical evidence from bones and seeds be used to reconstruct the way of life of an ancient society? 3) Do you think that the case study and evidence presented in this article effectively resolve the debate about the value of the Neolithic Revolution? Use evidence from the article to support your opinion. 4) What do the terms “pastoral” and “agricultural” signify in a society? By using them, what generalizations about these societies are we calling to mind?