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Neolithic Revolution

Ideas and vocab about the neolithic revolution

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Agriculture Farming plants and/or animals.
Archaeology The study of human activity in the past, through the recovery and analysis of the materials and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts and architecture.
Neolithic Revolutions The world's first revolution in agriculture. It was the wide-scale transition of many human cultures from a lifestyle of hunting and gathering to one of agriculture and settlement which supported an increasingly large population
Domestication The process of changing an animal or plant at the genetic level to make it better for human use.
Nomad People who move from one place to another, either with their animals, or living on hunting and gathering.
Hunter-gathering A nomadic society in which most or all food is from wild plants and animals.
Climate A region of the earth having particular meteorological (weather) conditions.
Taxation Making people pay money for things like roads, hospitals, armies.
Migration movement by humans from one place to another, sometimes over long distances or in large groups.
Crops Plants that are grown for human use.
The Neolithic Revolution was NOT a ___________ of food production, it was result of many, many decisions. Discovery
Changing from hunting-gathering to growing food did not always mean changing from being a nomad to living a __________ lifestyle. Sedentary
Tropics The area between 23.25 degrees north and 23.25 degrees south of the equator. This place has the best farming.
East-West Axis This axis is a great migration route for crops and animals.
In Guns, Germs, and Steel why did China not try to capture other lands (like North and South America)? They had all of the things they needed (self sufficient)and did not need to go look for resources.
Extra food that is collected and saved can support what? An army.
What are 2 good reasons that a hunter-gatherer would want to become a farmer? a.To know they will have food on regular basis b. Sedentary lifestyle=better shelter, more stuff, etc.
What are 2 reasons that a hunter-gatherer would NOT want to become a farmer? a. More work on a daily basis and less leisure time. b.Less variety in diet
Name three geographical regions where agriculture developed independently. a.Southwest Asia (Fertile Crescent) b.China c.Mexico (MesoAmerica) d.Eastern US e. Amazonia
List the three things that make up geographic luck:(explain why each is important as well) a.East-west axis (shape of continent) b.Many useful wild species (that can be domesticated) c.Location: proximity to other cultures d.Latitude (appropriate seasons/temperatures /daylight)
List three benefits of raising livestock, according to Jared Diamond: a.Meat b.Milk c.Fertilizer d.Power (plowing) e.Clothing/scat (poop) as fuel source
What was the only animal to be domesticated in the New World? Llama
Created by: shelbyteacher