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Old 09-06-2019, 12:28 AM   #46914
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That was what struck me on my first trip to Europe. Even out in the countryside, the land was profoundly marked by millennia human occupation and exploitation. Centuries of serfs welding plows and grazing animals had reshaped the earth.

It's really fairly amazing that they managed the population density that they had. European staple crops had much lower calorie and protein yields per acre than New World staple crops. A tribute to the labor of their animals. They never would have achieved the same population levels without animal labor.
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