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Paleolithic Age vs. Neolithic Age. Which era would you have preferred to raise a family in?. Do Now: What do you remember about……. The Paleolithic Era? The Neolithic Era?? Jot down as much information as you can . Paleolithic Era. 1.5 million  8,000 BCE

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paleolithic age vs neolithic age
Paleolithic Age vs. Neolithic Age
  • Which era would you have preferred to raise a family in?
do now what do you remember about

Do Now: What do you remember about…….

The Paleolithic Era? The Neolithic Era??

Jot down as much information as you can 

paleolithic era
Paleolithic Era
  • 1.5 million 8,000 BCE
  • Otherwise known as the “Old Stone Age”
  • Change was VERY slow—life begins to change when people begin to take notice of the world around them
  • Cave Paintings
  • Hunters and Gatherers---never stayed in one place (followed herd)
  • Stone tools--use of rocks; teeth
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500,000 years ago—humans developed ability to control fire

(expand diet, protection, religion, health…..)

  • Spread of humans across the earth
  • Belief in an after-life
  • Spoken language
neolithic age neolithic revolution
Neolithic Age (NeolithicRevolution)
  • Neo-- “New” Stone Age
  • People learn to farm
        • no longer have to follow herd
        • can stay in one place and live-establish permanent settlements (villages)
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Domestication of animals--people learn to raise animals and keep them as a food source (pigs, chickens, cows)
  • Development of agriculture = food surpluses
  • Rise of the Homosapien
  • New tools--make farming easier
        • Use of bronze, plates, bowls
causes of the neolithic revolution
Causes of the Neolithic Revolution
  • Change in climate (rising temps = longer growing season)
  • Increase in population
  • Farming offered more of a steady source of food than hunting
was farming a good idea
Was farming a good idea?
  • What do you believe is the greatest benefit of a lifestyle based on farming?
  • What do you believe to be the greatest benefit from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle? Why?
  • What do you believe was the biggest drawback from a farming lifestyle/hunter gatherer lifestyle? Explain.
  • Which era would you have preferred to raise a family in? Why?
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