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  • 1. Chapter 3: From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers
    The Most Important Change in Human History
  • 2. The Stone Age
    Stone Age: named because of the types of tools used by people
    Paleolithic Age: Old Stone Age
    Neolithic Age: New Stone Age
  • 3. From Old to New Stone Age
    Paleolithic Age
    Neolithic Age
    2 million B.C.E
    8000 B.C.E
    3000 B.C.E
    Discovery
    of
    Agriculture
    Tools & Weapons
    made of stone
    Tools & Weapons
    made of metal
  • 4. Creating a Stable Food Supply
    Hunters & Gatherers
    Hunt wild animals
    Gather nuts, berries, and other plants
    Lived out in the open
    Nomadic lifestyle
    Farmers
    Domesticateanimals for food
    Plant crops
    Lived in permanent shelters
    Stable lifestyle
    Agriculture =growing crops & domesticating animals
  • 5.
  • 6. Establishing Communities
    Farming allowed people to settle down near their farms
    This created early towns and villages
    Ability to divide work and work together
    Shared defense
  • 7.
  • 8. Beginning to Trade
    Trade= the business of buying and selling or exchanging items
    Traders traveled hundreds of miles to find what they needed
    Trade allowed people to make use of more resources and brought them into contact with new people from distant places
    This helped spread ideas around the ancient world
  • 9. Summary
    Farming changed peoples lives
    Stable food supply
    Permanent shelters and communities
    New jobs and trade