The appropriating economy assumes the leading role of gathering, hunting and fishing. The transition to a productive economy did not at all eradicate these ancient types of activity, but pushed them into the background. Agriculture and cattle breeding became the main activities. Agriculture involves the cultivation of cultivated plant species. This means that there has been a rejection of unnecessary species and the selection of the most useful ones. Domestication of animals took place. This made it possible to steadily obtain skins, meat, milk. The constant dependence on hunting luck has disappeared. A producing economy presupposes mastery of technologies. This was followed by the receipt of surplus production, the stratification of society, the construction of cities.
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