HIS-101, Strayer Prologue, Big Picture Part I, Chapter 3Paleolithic Era The Paleolithic Era is also known as the Stone Age. It is the time in history before the agricultural revolution and the first civilizations. The Paleolithic Era counts for most of human history. People living in this time were nomadic and known for hunting and gathering.Neolithic Era / Agricultural RevolutionThe Agricultural Revolution sparked the beginning of the first civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus River Valley. People began to farm where they could grow sustainable grains. This allowed people to settle in one place and form communities that set the stage for the first civilizations.Culture / CivilizationCivilization happened when people stopped being nomadic and started settling and growing crops as well as domesticating animals. Civilization didn’t always exist they started after the agricultural revolution. Social inequality, complex political structures, use of written record and the development of city-states marked the existence of civilization. Culture on the other hand has always existed and continues to exist. Culture is religion, beliefs, family life, music, and many other ways of living.