Agriculture, pottery, weaving, the domestication of animals, the burying of the dead in dolmens, and the rearing of megalithic monuments are the typical developments of man during this stage.
Size and form have also been modified by domestication, the wild canary being not more than in.
7 Darwin, Variations of Animals and Plants under Domestication, ii.
I and 2; Charles Darwin, Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, vols.
With Apis, the genus of the hive-bee, we come to the most highly-specialized members of the family - better known,perhaps, than any other insects, on account of the long domestication of many of the species or races.