Ancient Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt Summarize the impact of the Neolithic RevolutionWARM-UP: Comparison:
Old Stone Age vs. New Stone AgeOld Stone Age (Paleolithic)
Began: 2.5 million B.C.
Ended: 8,000 B.C.
Achievement(s): Made stone chopping tools Comparison:
Old Stone Age vs. New Stone Age
More About the Paleolithic Age:People of Old Stone Age were nomads & hunter-gatherers (wandered from place to place)
Used stone, bone, & wood to craft special tools to kill game, catch fish, & pry plants loose Comparison:
Old Stone Age vs. New Stone AgeNew Stone Age (Neolithic)
Began: 8,000 B.C.
Ended: 3,000 B.C.
Achievement(s): Polished stone tools, made pottery, grew crops, raised animals The Neolithic Revolution
Factors that led to Agricultural Revolution:Discovery that scattered seeds grew into crops
Rich supply of grain
Food demands of small population boom Impact of the Neolithic RevolutionFarming = steady source of food Impact of the Neolithic Revolution
Domestication of AnimalsTamed & herded animals into human-made enclosures – constant source of food Impact of the Neolithic Revolution
Slash-and-Burn FarmingFarmers cleared land, burned debris
Ash used to fertilize soil
Planted crops on land they cleared ...