The start of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution led directly to the beginning of civilization. The Neolithic Revolution, which happened 10,000 years ago, was the shift from hunter-gathers to a food-producing culture meaning humans started to farm and domesticate animals. This was the catalyst to help create civilizations. We know now how to distinguish groups of humans from actual civilization if those groups have certain characteristics. Those characteristics are complex institutions, record keeping, advanced cities, specialized workers, and advanced technology. A result of the Neolithic Revolution is that more people were able to thrive since there was a surplus of food. These early civilizations were able to take advantage of the rivers and create irrigation systems to water their crops. …show more content…
Another effect is that villages could start to settle down and constantly move each time resources started depleting. A third result is that villages would work together to create irrigation systems and tools. They would do this to make their lifestyle easier and spend more time on more important things. In addition, civilizations started to have specialized workers like priests and artisans owing to towns had a surplus of food so not everyone had to focus on farming. Not to mention, towns were able to create complex institutions like government, religion and social classes due to everyone's needs shifted as food wasn't a big issue. These civilizations needed to create writing systems to not only write history but also to keep track of loans and debts, food supplies and religious things. The Neolithic Revolution was a turning point in human history that has impacted us till this day and will continue to impact us considering it is when humans were actually able to make and grow
The Neolithic Revolution was a very significant turning point in human history. It was the start of agriculture and the beginning of a settled life for us humans around 10,000 BC. Although several people strongly believe that this was a positive turning point in our history, they all continue to ignore the negative effects it brought along with it. Farming brought on a poor diet, disease, health defects, and inequality between people. That is why the Neolithic Revolution should be considered a negative turning point in human history.
Before the Neolithic Revolution, there was nomadic lifestyle of hunting and gathering food for survival. People stayed in one place as long as the sources they needed to survive was present. If sources weren’t available, people would move to another place for survival. Therefore, there was no permanent or final settlement.Due to the discovery of farming, the Neolithic Revolution began. Once the techniques of
According to the context of Document 3, “One innovation or change that occurred because of the Neolithic Revolution was that people settled in villages.” This shows that because of the change of the Neolithic Revolution, people began to live in well-maintained places where people would settle (ex: villages). Another detail from the third document is that “In ancient Banpo, forty- five houses covered with thatch provided homes for perhaps 500 people.” This means that because of the change in Neolithic times, there were a lot of people who were provided with homes to live in. This also shows that there were homes provided for large amounts of people, and they made many items such as pots, vases, and dishes to help them for the house. Moreover, in Document 6, the innovations of the Neolithic Revolution were good for society because they taught many people, especially children, on how to be prepared for anything, and teaching them the basics such as growing and planting crops, and feeding others. According to the sixth document, “Children probably lost their carefree life as agriculture developed.” This shows that children did and learned new things instead of wasting their time doing other, unimportant things. As later stated in Document 6, “Instead of being just responsible for finding food themselves, they had to work on the land and learn to grow food and feed others.”
The Neolithic revolution was a period of time that occurred during 10,000 - 9,000 B.C.E. Humans made the transition from hunting and gathering and being nomadic to being sedentary. During the neolithic revolution humans also developed social classes where the people who watched others work were at the top and the people who worked at the bottom. People have different opinions on the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture during the neolithic revolution. Thinking about all of the things humans received from the neolithic revolution, it was not worth it. Human society would have been better off without the disease, the social classes, and starvation. Therefore, while the neolithic revolution brought many beneficial things to human society such as agriculture, and permanent housing, it brought more harm than good like modern day diseases and social classes.
Unlike Paleolithic time's, man could have more leisure time to spend. This led him to broaden the society he was living in and led to increased populations in the Neolithic Age. The more people there were the more discovery man made during this time. The invention of agriculture led to the settled life. Since man no longer needed to roam, all they had to do was put a seed in the ground and watch it grow. Tool and weaponry became more advanced, and pottery and the potters wheel was invented.
The Neolithic Revolution was the major change in human life caused by the beginnings of farming. This revolution changed people’s lives in several ways. It changed the way people lived because before the Neolithic Revolution they relied on hunting and gathering food. It also changed the way they settled, because of this revolution they were able to live in villages for a long time, unlike before; they had to relocate often because their food source would become scarce. The way civilizations lived changed because of the Neolithic Revolution. A civilization is a form of culture that consists of cities, advanced technology, specialized workers, complex institutions, and record keeping. The early river valley civilizations; which developed in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus, and China, had more similarities than differences. The river valley civilizations were similar when it came to their writing systems, inventions, and geography. However, they were also different when it came to writing systems and inventions.
Political, economic, and social conditions have often led to turning points that have changed the course of history for nations and people. The Paleolithic Era and Neolithic Revolution was a turning point that changed the orbit of history for mankind. In Documents 1, 2, and 4, they explain life before the Neolithic Revolution and what changed during the period and provide an analysis of results of the revolution. They introduce food supply and settlement, and civilization and trade.
Prior to living in homes build to with stand the test of time, growing food their food source, and raising animals, humans were nomads who followed their food source around and were hunters and gathers. Although it took many years, from 8000B.C. to 3000B.C. for humans to go from hunters and gathers to a more common day life as we now know it, the result is referred to as the Neolithic Revolution the begins of human civilization. As the people of this time began to settle down and they began to both farm the land and domesticate animals for the better of the community. Along with the development of these communities as for the first time began to create social class among the many different roles they played in their community. Because
The Neolithic Revolution was critical for the rise of civilization. For example, the development of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution, led to a surplus of food. Once people had enough food to stop the previous process of hunting and gathering, they were able to live in one place. This in
The Neolithic Revolution is often called the “New Stone Age”. This is because; people were making tools with metals instead of stone. Some changes were the domestications of animals and crops, permanent settlement, and technology and job specialization. The changes in the Neolithic Revolution were so important that it is considered a turning point in human history.
Over 10,000 years ago humans’ lives were spent hunting and gathering just to survive. That all changed when some humans figured out how to capture animals and plant wild seeds so that they could control their food supply. This change in how people lived is known as the Neolithic Revolution and it ultimately led to the beginnings of civilization. The Neolithic Revolution is considered a turning point in human history because it led to permanent settlements, improvements in technology and the development of social classes and job specialization.
In modern days, a division of labor has developed into doctors, architects, teachers, etc, to help our health, shelter, education and many other things, we need to live and survive. Therefore, the Neolithic Revolution had a positive impact on people by trade and a division of labor
Key Concept 1.2. The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies II. Agriculture and pastoralism began to transform human societies. B. Technological innovations led to improvements in agricultural production, trade, and transportation. Pottery improved agricultural production because it gave a way to store a surplus of food.
Ever since people first discovered that they could plant seeds to grow more of a food source, they began to settle down to keep watch over their crops. As their crops grew, their communities developed and people soon had to build what are now known as civilizations. The quest to simply produce more food ushered forth a new era that changed the lifestyles of humans forever. There are many significant aspects found in early civilization, but the three most important parts were job specialization, an organized government, and cities. Without these three, many of the defining features of a civilization, such as banded communities, bridges linking towns, and walls protecting cities, would not exist.
The Neolithic is a time period that relates to the later part of the Stone Age, when there was a lot of development of human technology in regards to stone tools and the beginning of farming. The Bronze Age was a time period characterized by the use of bronze and writing that indicated features of urban civilization. There were many different approaches that were used to evaluate the relationship between agriculture and social change in the Neolithic and Bronze Age societies. For instance, Fagan suggested in ’Floods, Famine, and Emperors’ that the growing human population exceeds the capacity to maintain it. Additionally, the Neolithic, was a time period of over exploration