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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<p>Chapter 3: From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers</p> <p>From Hunters and Gatherers to FarmersThe Most Important Change in Human History</p> <p>The Stone AgeStone Age: named because of the types of tools used by peoplePaleolithic Age: Old Stone AgeNeolithic Age: New Stone Age</p> <p>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 &amp; Weapons made of metal3000 B.C.ETools &amp; Weapons made of stone</p> <p>The Neolithic PeriodNeolithic Revolution significant changes caused by the development of agricultural societies. </p> <p>Creating a Stable Food SupplyHunters &amp; GatherersHunt wild animalsGather nuts, berries, and other plantsLived out in the openNomadic lifestyleFarmersDomesticate animals for foodPlant cropsLived in permanent sheltersStable lifestyleAgriculture = growing crops &amp; domesticating animals</p> <p>Establishing CommunitiesFarming allowed people to settle down near their farmsThis created early towns and villagesAbility to divide work and work togetherShared defense </p> <p>Beginning to TradeTrade = the business of buying and selling or exchanging itemsTrade brought people into contact with new people from distant places</p> <p>SummaryFarming changed peoples livesStable food supplyPermanent shelters and communitiesNew jobs and trade</p>