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Unformatted text preview: What is the Neolithic Revolution? The Neolithic Revolution was the first agricultural revolution and the name was coined by Australian archaeologist Childe in 1941. It was the transition from nomadic hunting and gathering communities and bands, to agriculture and settlement. It occurred between 10-12 thousand years ago. The positive effects of this transition include the creation of a consistent food source, new materials (tools) and new tasks. The negative consequences include the change from a high value on mobility and low value on possessions to the complete opposite. Humans began to settle and produce their own food rather than follow herds and animals; this caused the rise in importance of material possessions such as farm tools, clothes and pottery. The agricultural revolution also had effects on the health of the humans. The general health suffered due to the introduction of carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables). However, the settlement and consistent food source caused a rise in population. Women started to give birth more often which increased a womanconsistent food source caused a rise in population....
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