places associated with early agriculture in Asia.
The Yellow River valley,
The Middle East,
The Indus River valley.
animals that were domesticated in Asia.
- Zebu cattle,
- Water buffaloes,
Assessment of early agriculture in Asia.
- In Asia, intensive irrigation was practised along river valleys in the Indus plain, where food supply was adequate. Cattle keepers from central Asia gradually settled down to farming in India.
- Garden cultivators of south-east Asia grew rice, which boosted productivity at the Ganges valley.
- Zebu cattle, water buffaloes, elephants, horses, goats, sheep and pigs were domesticated in the Ganges region.
- However, because early farmers had not yet mastered weather patterns, they were victims to long periods of drought and floods. Their crop yields were low due to lack of scientific knowledge.
- In spite of these and other problems, the positive agricultural outcome in Asia was unhindered