History In The Headlines

Category: Agriculture

Dust Bowl

10 Things You May Not Know About the Dust Bowl

As the United States experiences its worst dry spell in 50 years, explore 10 surprising facts about its most epic drought disaster—the Dust Bowl.

Migrants Brought Farming to Europe

Migrants Brought Farming to Europe, Ancient DNA Suggests

Agriculture spread as farming groups moved northward from the Near East and throughout Europe, researchers have found.

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Drought May Have Spelled End for Maya

Mexican and British researchers have uncovered a possible reason for the mysterious collapse of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced civilizations.

Beer and Civilization

Did Beer Spur the Rise of Agriculture and Politics?

The earliest farmers planted grains in order to brew beer for politically expedient feasts, according to a new study.

Jawbone Development

For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering

The shift from a hunter-gatherer to agriculture-based lifestyle might be responsible for some dental problems, research suggests.