Micro Life Zone
Asked by cloudstrife to Brent, Dominique, Harjeet, Kim, Rebecca on 18 Mar 2013. This question was also asked by maddiebrochacho.
Keywords: art, change, gathering, hunting
Hunters and gatherers went out and found food while agricultural societies began to grow and produce food. I’m not sure if there was art involved but I reckon that came next.
Hunter/gatherers were moving societies, the artwork and science they did was mostly around the type of “equipment” like spears that they created for hunting and these were items they could carry around. Agricultural societies were more settled communities and their art pieces became larger and more permanent, for example, they did art work on walls of their dwellings and these reflected what was part of their lives. Old symbols like seeds, sun, water etc. were commonly seen in art from those societies.
storing food between seasons is most critical and allows you to survive hard times but also have leisure time to do higher order things like, science and art.
Hunter-gatherers had to go out constantly to find food and move around to get to where the best food and game was. When people started farming, they could stay in one place and always had crops and domesticated animals nearby so they didn’t have to hunt or search for food. Also having bigger harvests and staying in one place meant food could be stored. All this gave people more time to spend in pursuit of other things, like art at science.
Hey Cloudstrife and Maddie,
Agriculturalists were able to produce food where they were, and so freeing up more of their time for other pursuits. That’s why their art is more complex and science developed this way. Much of the culture of hunter/gatherers was necessity – being able to communicate the best ways to hunt/gather, where to do it, etc.
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