Beer influenced the transition from hunting and gathering to

Beer in Mesopotamia and EgyptQuestion 1How might beer have influenced the transition from hunting and gathering to agricultural based societies?After humans started living a settled way of life beer might have influenced the transition from hunting and gathering to agricultural based societies. Settling in one area offered humans to bloom there own plants. Living in an settled area humans needed to be able to access water. After discovering that humans could use plants such as cereal grain, barley and wheat was another reason to stay in a agricultural lifestyle because it gave humans a vital part of which they needed to be able to live.Question 2How is the discovery of beer linked to the growth of the first “civilizations”? The discovery of beer is linked to the growth of the first civilizations because of the first crops, such as cereal. When cereal was left out by accident and the barley and wheat started to ferment, this created the first type of beer. This allowed barley and wheat to be needed , therefore opening up the world of agriculture. This allowed people to settled in one area to be able to grow a rapid amount of these crops.Question 3What does this history of beer in the ancient world tell us about early civilizations?The history of the ancient world can tell us a little about how civilization came about. Beer led to the first bartering and trading between civilizations. Question 4What sources does the author use to gather information on the use of beer?Tom Standage uses various of sources to gather information on beer. He mostly used sources from the Stone Age period to gather information. “Archeological evidence from around 10,000 BCE of flint-bladed sickles for harvesting cereal grains, woven baskets for carrying them,stone hearths for drying them” (pg.13) An experiment conducted in 1960 (pg.13) Written references from egyptian records and mesopotamia