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Section 2. The Neolithic Age. The Neolithic Age. Also called “New Stone Age” 8,000 B.C. Moving from food gatherers to food producers. Moving from food gatherers…. ….to food producers. Farming: “Neolithic Revolution”:. Discoveries included: Learning how to grow food

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section 2

Section 2

The Neolithic Age

the neolithic age
The Neolithic Age
  • Also called “New Stone Age”
  • 8,000 B.C.
  • Moving from food gatherers to food producers
moving from food gatherers

Moving from food gatherers…..

….to food producers.

farming neolithic revolution
Farming: “Neolithic Revolution”:

Discoveries included:

  • Learning how to grow food
  • Learning how to herd animals
early farming
Early Farming
  • Parts of the world developed agriculture differently
  • SW Asia grew wheat & barley
  • E. Asia grew millet, rice, & soybeans
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E. Asia

SW Asia

herding
Herding
  • Herding began when men cornered and “fenced in” wild herds
  • Slowly some animals became domesticated (tamed)
evolution of farming
Evolution of Farming

Hunter-Gatherers

Farming

Agriculture: growing crops & raising animals

Permanent

Shelters

Increased

Food Supply

Healthier

Lived Longer

Population

Grew

Specialization of

Labor (skills)

Civilization Begins