Lecture Notes - Neolithic

Lecture Notes - Neolithic - Making of the Modern World 1...

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Making of the Modern World 1: Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization Professor Scott L. Vandehey Fall 2008, Track D The Neolithic: Making Food, Being Made By Food Oct. 27 th , 2008 Questions of the Day 0. When did agriculture develop? 1. Why did agriculture develop in multiple places all around the same time? 2. How did agriculture develop? 3. Why did humans switch to agriculture? 4. How did agriculture change human societies? Foraging to Agriculture 0. 95% of existence Homo sapiens have been foragers 1. 99% of existence humans have been foragers 2. BaMbuti and Nanook 3. Very few left 4. Most humans today rely on agriculture The Neolithic 5. “New Stone” 0. Ground stone tools 1. Grinding 2. Harvesting 6. When: 3. Paleolithic: ? – 10,000ya 4. Neolithic: 9,000 – 5,000ya 5. Bronze Age: 3,000 – 1,000ya 7. Agricultural revolution 8. Significant changes in social organization Agricultural Revolution 9. Domestication of plants and animals 10. “not revolutionary in its suddenness, but in its ultimate importance” (Jordan,
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