You are in charge of a small plot of land and have to decide what food crops to grow. What are the plants you would choose? Where would you get the seeds from? How would you plant them? How would you look after your plants? And when would they be ready for harvesting?
Why do people who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time?
Look at the table on page 25. If Neinuo wanted to eat rice, which are the places she should have visited?
Why do archaeologists think that many people who lived in Mehrgarh were hunters to start with and that herding became more important later?
State whether true or false:
(a) Millets have been found at Hallur.
(b) People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses.
(c) Chirand is a site in Kashmir.
(d) Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have been brought from China.
List three ways in which the lives of farmers and herders would have been different from that of hunter-gatherers.
Make a list of all the animals mentioned in the table (page 25). For each one, describe what they may have been used for.
List the cereals that you eat.
Do you grow the cereals you have listed in answer no. 7? If yes, draw a chart to show the stages in growing them. If not, draw a chart to show how these cereals reach you from the farmers who grow them.