mmw di 2 - PALEOLITHIC Early 2.6 Million years ago 250,000...

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PALEOLITHIC Early 2.6 Million years ago – 250,000 years ago Mid 250 – 40,000 Upper 40,000 – 12,000 Characteristics of the period: stone tools; evidence of exchange between people → interaction; art/burials/adornment (jewelry) → imply people cared about afterlife, religion; spacial orientation → storage pits, stay around one area for a while NEOLITHIC 12,000 – 6,000 years ago Characteristics of the period: agriculture, writing, towns/cities (Catalhoyouk), politics, labor specialization, tools = extremely elaborate/polished, irrigation Without the paleolithic era, we would not have the neolithic period.

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