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State five reasons why early people domesticated crops and animals during the Neolithic period.

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  • Due to increased Human population more food was required.
  • There was competition for food between human beings and animals.
  • Over hunting developed stocks of animal on which human beings relied on for food.
  • Hunting and gathering had become tiresome/insecure.
  • Calamities such as bush fire/floods destroyed vegetation/drove away animals.
  • Some crops and animals had economic value.
  • Animals were domesticated to provide security.
  • There was a change in climate which caused aridity/weather sometimes hindered gathering and hunting. 
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