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When and why did we start staking out property?

When did it all start and why? Who was the first owner of land and what was the criteria for a person to do so?

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  • Oct 25 2012: What comes to my mind is that it could come from competing over food sources. Animals stake out territory and defend it so that they have a monopoly on the food of that region. I imagine we've had the compulsion since before we became sentient.

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