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  • 1. Introduction: What was the Neolithic Revolution? Level 5b-6b Background: the Palaeolithic Period - the Old Stone Age The Palaeolithic Period, or Old Stone Age, lasted from the beginnings of human life until about 10,000 BCE. The people were nomads. They lived in groups of 20-30, and spent most of their time hunting and gathering. In these groups, work was divided between men and women, with the men hunting animals, and the women gathering fruits and berries. These early peoples developed simple tools such as, spears and axes made from bone, wood, and stone. The Neolithic Revolution – the New Stone Age Human beings lived as hunter gathers from earliest times until about 10,000 BCE, when they began to grow crops and domesticate animals. This change from hunting to agriculture is known as the Neolithic Revolution or New Stone Age. The Neolithic Revolution was a fundamental change in the way people lived. The Development of Villages The shift from hunting and gathering to become farmers led to permanent settlements. Hunter Gatherers are constantly on the move. So the establishment of homes and villages can be seen as the start of civilizations. Neolithic villages continued to divide work between men and women. However, women's status declined as men took the lead in most areas of these early societies. Therefore, the Neolithic Revolution was a major turning point in human history. What other changes followed? Villages were usually run by a Council of Elders; some of these villages may have had a Chief Elder as a single leader. When food became scarce, warfare among villages began. During war, some men became great warriors. This usually meant that these warriors becoming the leaders of the village. The change from a nomadic life, to a settled village life, also led to the development of religions. Early social class divisions developed in the villages too. A person's social class was usually determined by the work they did, such as farmer, craftsman, priest, and warrior. Depending on the society, priests and warriors were usually at the top, with farmers and craftsman at the bottom. Effects of the Neolithic Revolution The Neolithic Revolution changed the way humans lived. The use of agriculture allowed humans to develop permanent settlements, social classes, and new technologies.
  • 2. Introduction: What was the Neolithic Revolution, (the New Stone Age)? Level 4c-5c The Old Stone Age The Old Stone Age is also called the Palaeolithic Period, and it lasted from the beginnings of human life until about 10,000 BCE. The people who lived in the Old Stone Age were nomads. This means people who are always on the move, looking for food. These nomads lived in groups of 20-30, and spent most of their time hunting food and gathering fruits and berries. The work of the group was divided between men and women, with the men hunting animals, and the women gathering fruits and berries. The stone-age people had simple tools, like spears and axes which were made from bone, wood, and stone. The New Stone Age Human beings lived as nomads who were hunter gathers from until about 10,000 BCE, but then they began to settle down. They stopped being nomads and they started to grow crops and keep animals. This change from hunting to farming is known as the New Stone Age. It is also called the Neolithic Revolution. The New Stone Age was a really big change in the way people lived. The Development of Villages When people began to settle down and become farmers, they began to build homes and villages. Building villages meant the start of people living in proper societies. New Stone Age, (Neolithic), villages carried on dividing work between men and women. What other changes followed? Villages were usually run by Elders; some of the villages had a Chief Elder. When there were food shortages, the villages went to war. The best warriors would be the leaders of the village. The change from being nomads to living in villages also meant people began to worship gods. Effects of the New Stone Age, (the Neolithic Revolution). The Neolithic Revolution changed the way humans lived. Farming meant humans developed villages and set up societies.
  • 3. NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION FACT SHEET TASK (Level 5b-6b) Use the information to complete a detailed fact sheet on the Neolithic Revolution. Remember to cover: WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE AND WHEN. NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION, (the New Stone Age). FACT SHEET TASK (Level 4c-5c) Use the information to complete a detailed fact sheet on the Neolithic Revolution, (the New Stone Age). Remember to cover: 1. What the Old Stone Age was and when it was. 2. What the people did in the Old Stone Age. 3. What the New Stone Age was and when it was. 4. What the people did in the New Stone Age. 5. How villages developed in the New Stone Age. 6. What other changes there were in the New Stone Age. 7. What the effects of the Neolithic Revolution were.

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