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Bair--Stone Ages

Paleolithic vs. Neolithic periods

What factor was the main reason for so many changes during the Neolithic period? The development of agriculture
Agriculture provided a stable _______? Food supply
How did people get their food during the Paleolithic period? By hunting animals and gathering plants
How did people get their food during the Neolithic period? By farming land and herding animals
What type of shelter did people have during the Paleolithic period? Caves and tents
Neolithic houses were made of what? Mud mixed with stones and tree branches
Describe Paleolithic communities. Band of 20-60 people wandering from place to place.
Describe Neolithic communities. Settlements were larger and more permanent.
What job(s) did people have during the Paleolithic period? Only job was to find food for survival.
What job(s) did people have during the Neolithic period? They had specialized jobs such as sewing, building, tool-making, weaving, and trading.
What type of expert would be most interested in studying trade routes? A geographer.
Why were doorways put up high in the walls of homes? To protect people from animal attacks.
What was the greatest benefit when people began farming? They had a stable food supply.
The Neolithic Age, also called the New Stone Age, began with what discover? Farming/Agriculture
Why did people live in larger communities during the Neolithic Age than in earlier times? They could grow enough food to support more people.
If you were a Neolithic trader, what most likely happened as you traveled and traded? You found out how other groups lived and shared ideas and knowledge.
Neolithic means _________________. New Stone Age
Paleolithic means _____________________. Old Stone Age
How did clothing improve during the Neolithic period? Rough animals skins were replaced with lightweight wool, cotton and silk clothing.
Define irrigation. A means of bringing water to the land.
Created by: Bair