The Ascent of Man

Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons. This episode explains early human migration, agriculture, the introduction of tools, and the domestication of animals. Jacob Bronowski follows Iran's Bakhtiari tribe, which migrates as it did 10,000 years ago; and visits the ancient city of Jericho, where village agriculture began. He also looks at the evolution of the wheel and the plow, and an ancient horseback game in Afghanistan. The cultivation of wheat, which led to the domestication of animals, is observed in detail.

Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons

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Agriculture - wikipedia
Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.
Stories from the Stone Age
This tries to explain how humans could change their way of life from nomadic hunter-gatherers living in small groups to farmers living in large societies.

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Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels
Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons
Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone
Episode 04 - The Hidden Structure
Episode 05 - Music of the Spheres
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger
Episode 07 - The Majestic Clockwork
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power
Episode 09 - The Ladder of Creation
Episode 10 - World within World
Episode 11 - Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation
Episode 13 - The Long Childhood