07 - Neolithic Revolution and the Development of World...

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Neolithic Revolution and the Development of World History Major developments: agriculture, domestication of animals Began in Middle East, spread to Europe Ca. 50,000 BCE: Stone tools and jewelry Ca. 40-45,000 BCE: Watercraft and specialized fishing tools Ca. 30-40,000 BCE: Specialized tools Ca. 30,000 BCE: Domestication of dogs Ca. 9,000 BCE: Crop cultivation and agriculture, more domestication [ Neolithic Revolution! ] Cave paintings = mystical / spiritual significance? Cave paintings came just before graves / spiritual death ceremonies Grave goods provide significant evidence of culture Could grave goods indicate the beginning of religious awareness? Economics 101: Three main factors of production? Land, labour, capital Land: Land, good, natural resources, etc Labour: Workforce Capital: Equipment, factories, barns, plows The addition of capital to labour creates “human capital” (specialists, managers, artisans, techies) The interplay of the three (four) factors creates wealth, created the
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor C.daniels during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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