The Ascent of Man (1974)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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Author Jacob Bronowski explains the evolution of man from nomad to farmer in the second episode of this 13-part series Ascent of Man. When humans became sedentary, culture underwent a profound change. Agriculture and the introduction of tools became important as did the domestication of animals. Society and the roles of men and women were affected by now-necessary chores of survival. With the construction of towns came mounting tensions between tribes. War is introduced and all the profound effects it carries. Bronowski documents these changes through pictures and graphics.



agriculture, ancient-history, farming