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Villages

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Second edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781933782652
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622718
Villages

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Villages formed in Asia about 11,000 years ago when humans first adopted agriculture. These “primary communities” have since fostered social, technological, and economic interactions, cultural continuity, and stable child rearing. But increasing urbanization led to the demise of the village. Long-term human survival probably requires that stronger and more village-like communities take root in our cities to nurture growing populations.

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Subjects: History

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