Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

How crucial was bread to the rise of human civilization?

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    It wasn't crucial at all. Not one bit. Bread was, and still is an unpopular food and not many people have a good word to say about it at all. Yes, there's no doubt about it. Bread is bad, and it's just not crucial. Hope this helped with your surprisingly anonymous question.

  • 2 months ago

    Very. The origin of grains goes back to the Neolithic Revolution about 10,000 years ago, when prehistoric communities started to make the transition from hunter-gatherer to farmer.

  • Aiden
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Relatively insignificant to the rise of human civilisation. Human civilisation would've risen without it, albeit at a slower pace as less options would've been available for food growth and population growth, hindering the number of minds and production at work and thus hindering progress. 

    However it would result in a completely different world as we know now. For example the geography of the planet would be significantly different. Asian countries would have larger territories than they are now as rice would give them a significant advantage against European countries and the population of European countries would be less than it is as food shortages and lack of cheap and quick production of bread as well as the number of jobs bread making produces...

    Basically everything would change. Nobody can predict what it would be like besides speaking in broad terms. I mean for all we know, without bread some other food source not known to us might have been discovered and the rise of human civilisation might've been more advanced by today. We just don't know. But the world would be different that's for sure. 

    But on the grand scale of things, humans have been around for about 200,000 years. Bread has been used for 0.75% of that time at 30,000  years. Bread is not really something that has made or broken human civilisation. It has just been there as an asset.

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I'd think discovering and cultivating the grain that they used to make the bread was more crucial.

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