Basic agriculture

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12,000 years ago

The invention of basic farming tools and techniques was vital to the development of civilisation, allowing us to transition from small hunter-gatherer groups into larger, more advanced trading societies. Evidence suggests that around 12,000 years ago planned cultivation was in effect, with specialised tools such as harvesting sickles, while advanced agricultural techniques like irrigation followed later in Mesopotamia circa 6000 BCE.