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The way humans produce the items they use (hint: Mr. Klumper’s SMARTboard) Method of estimating the age of something after it has died. To Tame To Gather Site where archaeologist uncover artifacts Raising of plants and animals for human use Person who travels from place to place, without permanent home
Old Stone Age
Lasted 3,490,000 Years
Very Little Progress Made
Technology slow in Old Stone Age
Old Stone Age Tools
Then……. and Now…. 3,490,000 Years 20 years
New Stone Age
What Caused the Transition from Old Stone Age to New Stone Age?
Ended 5,000 years ago b/c of Metal Working
New Stone Age Begins:
Advances in Stone working
Polished Rock tools
Glaciers gone—Wild plants and food crops
Domesticated animals and Plants
Early Farming: 1 st Plants
1 st Plants: wheat, rice, barley (grains)
Seeds don’t spread
“Jute”: strong fibers used for
rope and nets
First Animals to be Domesticated
Animals produce milk and wool—Sell items
Animals plow fields—sell the surplus
Sell for What?
Change in lifestyle
Raised sheep and cattle
Traded Surplus Social Division
How does surplus create a social division? What is a social division?