Pro And Negative Effects Of The Neolithic Revolution

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First and foremost, what is the Neolithic Revolution? About 12,000 years ago, the Ice Age ended. The climate grew warmer, the ice melted, and the animals and landscape changed. Up until then, these humans were nomads (they didn’t have any settled homelands). They wandered (in small groups) from place to place to find food such as hunting animals for meat and gathering wild grains, nuts, and berries. This was known as the Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age). By about 10,000 years ago, some people starting settling down and growing their own food. Some of these farmers also started to domesticate animals like cattle and sheep. The hunters didn’t start farming right away because there were wild animals available to the hunters so some of them preferred hunting over farming (Abraham and Pfeffer, 2006). The Neolithic Revolution is also known as the New Stone Age was a significant change in human history. This lifestyle began in the Middle East because they had a lot more resources such as thirteen out of a potential fourteen domesticated animals and protein-rich cereal grains. The Neolithic Revolution and the change to farming had certain effects that were better for human lifestyle such as a steady supply of food, job specialization, and permanent settlements. However, on the other hand, the invention of farming can be explained as the worst mistake in history because it led to gender inequality and social classes which still have an impact on us to this day.
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