The emergence of domestication in human history and its implications

In Module 3 of Rewilding Mythology, Sophie Strand and Peter Michael Bauer converse about immediate-return and delayed-return societies, emphasising the impact of food storage methods on social dynamics and ecological transformations. Discussing the shift from a relational and participatory existence to an object-oriented culture with the accumulation of domesticated animals and grain, they ask and answer: how do human societies change as we find new ways of survival? What was gained and lost, in this case as we developed the ability to store food for ourselves?


Peter Michael Bauer

Peter Michael Bauer is an anthropologist, experimental archaeologist, historian, and life-long community organizer.

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Sophie Strand

Sophie is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, & ecology.

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