Beginnings of Agriculture
The First Farmers
After the Middle Stone Age came a period of time that scientists called the Neolithic Era or New Stone Age. It all began as early as 10,000 years ago in Southwest Asia. In other places this era began much later and lasted much longer than it did there.
Peolple learned to polish stones to make tools like saws and drills.
It was now often pleasant to leave caves to gather food.
The New Stone Age ended in Egypt and Southwest Asia aboput 5,000 years ago when toolmakers began to make tools out of metal.
Farming Changes Societies
If you join the Neolithic Revolution you never get to starve and you would have more time to invent. Once people were able to control their own food production the world's population grew. As populations grew groups of people gathered to perform religous ceremonies.