Neolithic Art - Neolithic Art The Neolithic period begins...

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Neolithic Art The Neolithic period begins at different points in different regions. It begins when cultures transition from foraging to a more settled way of life, marked by an organized system of agriculture, herds of domesticated animals, and/or permanent year-round settlements. In some ways, it’s a puzzle as to why people would give up the free time that came with the hunter- gatherer lifestyle: remember, only 14-20 hours of work per week, versus almost double that for agriculture. Jared Diamond’s books, especially Guns, Germs,
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Megalithic Construction
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Dolmen, stone, c. 4000 BCE, Crucuno, France.
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Dolmen : The simplest form of megalithic tomb, dolmens consist of several large upright stones supporting a larger capstone. When they are covered in earth, they are known as barrows .
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Dolmens in Ireland, Scotland, England, France
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Alignments at Carnac, 4350-3750 BC length--over two miles, 3 feet tall at the shortest end, 13 feet tall at the longest.
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Various Menhirs Ireland, Scotland, England, France
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course AHS 195 taught by Professor K.koblik during the Fall '10 term at Diablo Valley College.

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