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Palaeolithic and neolithic ages

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Yr 7 History comparison of Palaeolithic and Neolithic Ages. Adapted from http://www.slideshare.net/jessieleininger?utm_campaign=profiletracking&utm_medium=sssite&utm_source=ssslideview

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Palaeolithic and neolithic ages

  1. 1. Palaeolithic vs. Neolithic
  2. 2. Timeline: Stone Age to Iron Age
  3. 3. Food Palaeolithic Age • Men hunted and women gathered from around the area as needed. • Flora and fauna was markedly different (e.g. Mammoths). Neolithic Age • People learned how to grow crops. • People domesticated animals, insects and fish to provide meat, skins and milk.
  4. 4. Shelter Paleolithic Age • There were no permanent homes. • Because people hunted and gathered, they had to move to where the food was. Therefore, homes were temporary . Neolithic Age • They had permanent homes. • Homes were usually made from timber, wattle & daub, or mud brick.
  5. 5. Clothing Palaeolithic Age • Clothing was made primarily from fur. • The climate during the time was cold, so people dressed to stay warm. Neolithic Age • Furs and skins fastened with antler or bone pins. • Use of natural dyes. • In some places, people were able to make fabric using linen and wool.
  6. 6. Tools Palaeolithic Age • Simple shaped stone tools like cutters, scrapers and hand axes. • Also, they used spear tips and sticks. Neolithic Age • Widespread use of ground-stone tools. • More advanced shaped tools like bows and arrows and harpoons. • Antler or wood plows. • Ends with use of metals (copper).
  7. 7. Culture Palaeolithic Age • Animistic religions. • Ceremonial burial. • Musical instruments. Neolithic Age • Use of statues, monuments and temples for religion. • Monumental burial mounds.
  8. 8. Society Palaeolithic Age • Some trade for key goods (e.g. flint). • Very low population density. • Everyone learned similar broad skills. • More equal. • Based on sharing. Neolithic Age • More trade, including for status goods. • Centers of population (towns/cities). • Specialization • Elites and lower classes. • Surpluses have to be protected.
  9. 9. Society Palaeolithic Age • Some trade for key goods (e.g. flint). • Very low population density. • Everyone learned similar broad skills. • More equal. • Based on sharing. Neolithic Age • More trade, including for status goods. • Centers of population (towns/cities). • Specialization • Elites and lower classes. • Surpluses have to be protected.

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