The Dawn of the Neolithic AgeAKA: The New Stone Age
The End of Hunting and Gathering• Hunting and gathering (1) DID NOT provide a stable food supply.• Over thousands of years, humans figured out to (2) PLANT seeds instead of gathering them.• They learned which seeds produced the most crops and which land worked best.• The discovery of farming marks the beginning of the (3) NEOLITHIC AGE!! (New Stone
The Neolithic Age• The Neolithic or New Stone Age began around the year (4) 8000 BC and lasted until (5) 3000 BC.• It is also called the (6) NEW STONE AGE because humans were making advanced stone tools.• Farming developed around the world (6) SEPARATELY including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Domestication• Humans also learned to (7) DOMESTICATE animals, or to tame animals for human use• They raised sheep, goats and cattle for (8) MEAT.• They got (9) MILK from both cattle and goats.• Animals were used to carry goods and to pull plows and carts.
The Farming Revolution• Scientists call these changes the (10) FARMING REVOLUTION.• Some historians call this revolution the most important event in human history!!!• Why? ▫ (11) It created a stable food supply.• Humans could now create permanent shelters and form larger communities.• These communities grew into the