The Neolithic Age

World History Chapter one: Section two

The Neolithic Revolution - New Stone Age


  • Where early humans stopped gathering and hunting and started growing food and keeping animal.

    • This was known as systamatic agriculture

  • This Revolution was the first time humans Domesticated animals, meaning they adapted them for human use

    • Humans had a reliable source of wool,meat, and milk and now lived a nomadic way of life and began developing communities

  • Single most important development in human history

    • This did not happen all at once but gradually

Growing crops

This chart shows the spread of agriculture from 8000 B.C to 5000 B.C
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Neolithic Farming Villages

  • Villages appered in Europe, India, Egypt China and Mesoamerica

  • The oldest and biggest is Çatalhüyük in modern Turkey

    • It covered 32 acres between 6700 and 5700 B.C

    • Grew fruits,nuts and wheat and also domesticated animals

    • With steady food supply people became artisans, produced weapons or jewelry

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Understanding Çatalhüyük

This is a picture of archaeologist at the sight.

Neolithic Revolution - Effects


  • People began building

  • Woman would stay home to take care of children

  • Men became more dominant in society

The End of the Neolithic Age

  • Between 4000 and 3000 b.c craftspeople discovered metal

  • Bronze Age- wide spride of the use of bronze 3000 to 1200

  • Iron Age - use of iron tools 1000 b.c

Age Comparison

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Civilization Emerges


  • The basic characeristics of civilization are cities,government, religion, social structure, writing, and art

The Neolithic Revolution and Beginnings of Civilization