From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers

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From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers. The Most Important Change in Human History. The Stone Age. Stone Age: named because of the types of tools used by people Paleolithic Age : Old Stone Age Neolithic Age : New Stone Age. Burial rituals point to a belief in a world beyond the grave. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Chapter 3: From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers

From Hunters and Gatherers to FarmersThe Most Important Change in Human History

The Stone AgeStone Age: named because of the types of tools used by peoplePaleolithic Age: Old Stone AgeNeolithic Age: New Stone Age

Burial rituals point to a belief in a world beyond the grave.From Old to New Stone AgeDiscovery of Agriculture8000 B.C.E2 million B.C.EPaleolithic AgeNeolithic AgeTools & Weapons made of metal3000 B.C.ETools & Weapons made of stone

The Neolithic PeriodNeolithic Revolution significant changes caused by the development of agricultural societies.

Creating a Stable Food SupplyHunters & GatherersHunt wild animalsGather nuts, berries, and other plantsLived out in the openNomadic lifestyleFarmersDomesticate animals for foodPlant cropsLived in permanent sheltersStable lifestyleAgriculture = growing crops & domesticating animals

Establishing CommunitiesFarming allowed people to settle down near their farmsThis created early towns and villagesAbility to divide work and work togetherShared defense

Beginning to TradeTrade = the business of buying and selling or exchanging itemsTrade brought people into contact with new people from distant places

SummaryFarming changed peoples livesStable food supplyPermanent shelters and communitiesNew jobs and trade