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Unformatted text preview: Neolithic (New Stone Age) 8,000-4,000 B.C.E. he Neolithic Period began shortly fter the Mesolithic (transitional) eriod (10,00-8,000 B.C.E.) In the Mesolithic Period , early umans made the transition from omadic lives of hunting and athering, to herding and farming.] The Birth of Civilization (ca. 4000 B.C.E.) Neolithic Developments : < First division of labor and specialization of labor < Invention of the wheel, plow, and the solar calendar < Artificial systems of irrigation and large-scale farming required a higher degree of communal organization Architecture Neolithic dwellings were often mud-and- limestone huts. Burial sites were marked with megaliths (great stones) Dolmen were upright megaliths topped by capstones Post-and-lintel construction consisted of upright stones connected by horizontal slabs at the top. A stele is an upright monolith used as a marker or monument variance in the positions of the suns rising throughout the year. Architecture...
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