Technology has been a primary driver of social change for thousands of years. In particular, four technological innovations were responsible for social revolutions: The domestication of plants and animals over ten thousand years ago, the invention of the plow, the invention of the steam engine, and the invention of the computer all led to massive social change (Henslin 390). The transition from hunting and gathering to a pastoral society changed earlier societies by enabling them to abandon migratory practices and establish fixed residences. The invention of the plow revolutionized agricultural techniques and increased yields, allowing societies to sustain larger populations. The invention of the steam engine in the 18th century transformed the transportation capabilities of society and spurred further innovation as people and materials could be quickly transported on land for distances previously unimaginable.
points in history. The turning point known as the Neolithic Revolution resulted in many positive impacts on the development of civilization. Compared to the Paleolithic Era, the Neolithic Age completely altered the lifestyle of the human race. early humans. A turning point in history is when a change occurs that alters the course of history.
a. Improved human nutrition resulting from enhanced hunting skills b. Dramatically altered weapons and warfare caused by the use of bronze technology c. The adoption of settled agriculture that allowed more densely populated societies d. Major advances in human brain function e. The development of the wheel which gave advances to pastoralist societies Many historians believe the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture led to societies that were more a. Isolated b. Egalitarian c. Patriarchal d. Dispersed e. Matriarchal The earliest religions of settled farming communities tended to focus on … a. a male / father protector god b. a female / mother earth goddess c. many complex anthropomorphic gods d. a covenant with a monotheistic God e. a dualistic afterlife of good versus evil The statue of a queen of Kush shown below was most probably influenced by the art of a. Greece b. China c. Egypt d. India e. Gaul Which of the following MOST helps to explain why the river valley civilization of ancient Egypt remained politically unified for much of its existence, while ancient Mesopotamia was frequently divided into rival
Next season they came back and found new crops growing, which soon led to permanent settlements. Scientists believe that the change in climate may have helped the agricultural revolution occur during this period. Rising temperatures gave longer growing seasons and a rich supply of grain helped boost population growth thus demanding more food. People began to live in permanent settlements
The weather played large role with the increasing temperatures at the end of the last great ice age. The end of the last great ice impacted on the vegetation & animals, this may have force a change from Mesolithic hunter-gathers to Neolithic agriculture. The large amount of vegetation, cereals and animals sheep's & goats, which were later on cattle's and than domesticated animals, as well as the relaxed life style. Technology had evolved over the years due to the change of lifestyle. heavier tools became more important than the light stone blades of the
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.
Candice Ellis History 1302 Industrialization The United States went from being a nation of farmers, to an industrialized, urban country by moving west and opening job opportunities. Foundations such as railroads and factories worked together to change it into what we know today. New, unused land was open for new agriculture to start building. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, life begins to change for Americans and new immigrants arriving from other countries. Ulysses S. Grant was elected president in hopes of healing wounds from the civil war, but what the United States got was something entirely different.
The century of the 1800s saw massive amounts of change, especially in places like Great Britain. Many citizens in rural areas found themselves migrating more towards living in the cities. Thanks to new agricultural technology, the industrial revolution and changing social environments people during the 1800s started to move to cities in large numbers. Farming has been a well known trade for centuries but during the 1800s farmers started to become more creative and new technology was mad to enhance farming techniques. With technology like the steel plow and the use of crop rotation, farmers were able to produce more food using half the amount of resources.
Neolithic Revolution - The origin and consequences the introduction of agriculture, domestication of animals, and a more sedentary life during the later part of the Stone Age. The most important technological development ever to occur in human history was the domestication of plants (agriculture) and animals (pastoralism). The Neolithic Revolution was a turning point in history because it revolutionized agriculture! Farming lead to homes, which then lead to social classes, specialized jobs, and larger populations which started villages. There were now farmers, and people started to domesticate animals.
There are many different reasons why extinction happens, some of these cause are natural but the majority of them are due to human activity such as deforestation and an increased amount of fossil fuels being used which then leads to global warming. Extinction has increased 100,000 times more than before humans were on earth. There currently is a mass extinction of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, some of the main causes of this are habitat destruction, invasive animals, population growth, pollution and over exploitation. Biodiversity is the variety of plants and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat which are affected negatively due to some activities that humans are causing such as climate change. My first piece of evidence in favour of human activity leading to extinction is ‘humans are driving animals to extinction faster than they can evolve ‘written by Juliette Jowit, (on Sunday the 7th of March 2010), the guardian newspaper, 15/01/15.