Paleolithic And Neolithic Revolution

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The transition from the Paleolithic period to the Neolithic period marked a major revolution in the ways that humans lived and the methods that they used their resources. The Paleolithic period, which lasted from around 40,000 to 8,000 B.C.E, was characterized by hunter-gatherers and a nomadic way of life. These ancient people lived a simplistic life and traveled around, not creating any permanent settlements because they did not have a deep understanding of how to use their resources. This all changed when the Neolithic Revolution occurred around the year 8,000 B.C.E, human behavior and the style of living started to become more complex than ever before. We can see, through the evidence of ancient artwork created near Mesopotamia, that the transition from the Paleolithic period to the Neolithic period involved various advances in cultural ideas, the way of living and use of resources. During the Neolithic Revolution people started to create more permanent settlements. These settlements popped up in places such as the Fertile Crescent, and in places like these humans let go of there hunter-gather past and leapt into a new life of farming. They set up communities and divided up labor among residents. Crops were farmed near the villages, and animals were domesticated. Since it was much easier for people to get their daily needs without moving from place to place, people had a lot of time on their hands to develop other things such as art and religion. After this advancement
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