Neolithic Human Roles

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From the beginning of time to now, a lot of things have changed. For an example at the beginning of human life, the people hunted and gathered all of their own food; in the present time period if a person needs food they drive to the grocery store to get it. Hunters and gatherers, pastoralists, and sedentary people from the early times to the present have impacted the diffusion of ideas, goods, and people by developing inventions that help make daily life easier. Knowledge of the prehistoric people is limited from lack of written records, and because these people lived such a long time ago. The people of this time period stayed together with their family. The men hunted and the women gathered food. The people of this time period believed in…show more content…
There was a great increase in reliable food supplies, and the domestication on animals made production more efficient and increased the availability of food. With the reliable food sources, the human population went up because people were less likely to starve. This also meant that the people began to have certain jobs. Instead of the men hunting and women gathering, there were specific jobs in farming that needed to be done. This also widened the differences in gender. The men were believed to be more qualified to do work in the fields, and so the decline in women roles…show more content…
Wheat, barley, sheep and goats were some of the domesticated foods and animals used to help the people farm. Small groups of settlers grew into villages, villages grew into cites, and cities eventually grow and dominate land around them. These large civilizations were known as river valley civilizations. Groom 3 After the time period of agriculture the stone- age began. In this time period many tools were made for agriculture. The use of pottery began because of the needs of pots and pans for cooking. Metallurgy was used to form tools such as knives, axes, hoes, and weapons. Textile production was done by the women when they spun or wove fabrics. As migrations continued, trade increased. This diffused technology, ideas, and goods from civilizations to other parts of the world. The main trade routes used were The Silk Road, The Indian Ocean Trade Route, and the Saharan Trade route. People affected the diffusion of ideas and goods by making products to make their own life easier. Trade routes were the most important way that these goods were
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