NEOLITHIC AGE AND FIRST CIVILIZATIONS. NEOLITHIC AGE Definition: Transformation of human society from hunters and gatherers to farmers and herders (food.

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  • NEOLITHIC AGE AND FIRST CIVILIZATIONS

  • NEOLITHIC AGEDefinition: Transformation of human society from hunters and gatherers to farmers and herders (food producers).What Else Happened: Domestication of sheep, goats, and cattleDevelopment of ground-stone toolsPotteryEstablishment of permanent or semipermanent settlementsTime period: Circa: 10,000 BCE and ended with the development of metal tools circa: 4000 BCEThough those developments occurred in different parts of the world at different times.**

    Neolithic, leaf-shaped, flint arrowhead found in the United Kingdom. Neolithic people mined flint, made tools, and traded them over great distances.

  • CITIES AND CIVILIZATIONSCities: On site of first settlementsResult of innovation rather than diffusionWhy did cities have an opportunity to come about?!Agriculture!!!!Civilization: Human societies that have cities and statesSome Early Examples:MesopotamiaEgyptIndus Valley region of what are now Pakistan and IndiaHuang He (Yellow River) valley of ChinaOlmec in Central AmericaSimilarities: Built cities (architecture)Invented forms of writingLearned to make pottery and use metals (metallurgy)Domesticated animalsSpecialization of laborCreated fairly complex social structures with class systems (hierarchy)

  • RESOURCESAncient civilization." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopdia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopdia Britannica, Inc., 2012. Web. 5 Sept. 2012. ."Neolithic Age." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 5 Sept. 2012. "Neolithic flint arrowhead." Image. Corinium Museum. World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 5 Sept. 2012. "Neolithic Revolution." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 5 Sept. 2012.

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