The Neolithic Revolution•Also called the Food-Producing Revolution(know both labels).•What was it? –The domestication of plants and animals.•When was it? –It began after the end of the last Ice Age:–LGM, 20,000 BCE, followed by gradual, uneven warming;–by 15,000 BCE, glaciers began to melt;–warm period from ca. 12,700 to 10,800 BCE; cold period (Younger Dryas) from 10,800 to 9,600 BCE.•Where was it? –Fertile Crescent and other places.
Fertile Crescent (courtesy of Oriental Institute)
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