Neolithic Age

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Neolithic Age

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

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