Paleolithic Vs. The Neolithic Era

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In 10,000 B.C Paleolithic hunters made a gradual change from being hunters to becoming farmers. The Paleolithic era was an era of hunting whereas the Neolithic era was an era of farming. Both of the eras had proficient, but different ways of surviving. There are contrasting views on which era was more successful. The Paleolithic era was more successful than the Neolithic era because the Neolithic era led to diseases, wars and rigid class structures. The Paleolithic era was an era of hunting, gathering, and no permanent settlements. This constant moving helped many people survive better because there was more food available as they were not exhausting the resources of one set place. “First hunter-gatherers enjoyed a varied diet” page 97. The varied diet of hunter-gathers caused them to have a very healthy lifestyle, which helped them survive more efficiently. The Paleolithic…show more content…
I believe this because the Neolithic era caused our society to have inequalities between women and men by men didn’t want their woman to have a baby with another man so the men took control of the woman so that it could never happen. “Farming may have encouraged inequality between the sexes.” Pg 97. Also the Neolithic era had more diseases than in the Paleolithic era by if someone got sick the whole society could get sick because they were all in a small place with a lot of people. “Some archaeologist think it was crowding rather than agriculture that promoted disease.” Pg 97. The people in the Paleolithic era also had a healthier diet than the people in the Neolithic era. In conclusion the Paleolithic era was more successful than the Neolithic era. The change to Neolithic era was harmful to humanity because it produced gender inequality and spread harmful diseases. The Paleolithic era also had a varied diet and they were healthier than the people in the Neolithic era. The Neolithic era had also led to increased conflict with other
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