Question: Why do farmers grow some crops in some areas and not in other areas?
Answer: Farmers do this because different plants grow in different conditions.
Question: Which was the first animal to he tamed?
Answer: The first animal to be tamed was the wild ancestor of the dog.
Question: Which animals were considered relatively gentle?
Answer: Sheep, goat, cattle and pig were considered relatively gentle.
Question: Mention the two purposes for which grains had to be stored.
Answer: Grains had to be stored for food and seed.
Question: What did people do to store grains?
Answer: People made large clay pots or wove baskets, or dug pits into the ground.
Question: Name some important sites where archaeologists have found evidence of farmers and herders.
Answer: These sites can be found in the north-west, in present-day Kashmir and in east and South India.
Question: How do scientists help in finding out whether the discovered sites were settlements of farmers and herders?
Answer: Scientists study evidence of plants and animal bones, in order to find out whether the discovered sites were settlements of farmers and herders.