Paleolithic Age – “Old Stone” Age Hunters -gatherers – also known as foragers

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Before the Neolithic Revolution . Paleolithic Age Old Stone Age Hunters -gatherers also known as foragers No extra food (will not survive a disaster) Small groups (not enough food to support a larger population) Men hunted, women gathered - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Paleolithic Age Old Stone Age Hunters-gatherers also known as foragers No extra food (will not survive a disaster) Small groups (not enough food to support a larger population) Men hunted, women gatheredNomadic moved to follow their food source Equal social status Everyone has same role and same materials

Before the Neolithic Revolution Neolithic = New StoneDevelopment of AgricultureIt took thousands of yearsHumans no longer relied on hunting and gathering to meet food demandsNomadic groups become sedentaryLived in one place/settledPatriarchal- males dominateMetal tools are developed bronze, copper, iron

The New Stone AgeSlash-n-Burn farmingClears fields and prepares them for plantingAshes enrich the soilFood SurplusHumans can stay when harvest is badLeads to specialized workersSupports a larger populations cities begin to form

FarmingSelectively choosing the best qualities of plants and animals to benefit humansPastoralism herding animalsIncluding the raising and breeding of livestockExamples:Plants wheat, barley, peas, and beansAnimals goats, sheep, and cattleDomestication

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