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 Around
3,000 BCE, cities began to pop
 These cities could NOT have come about
without agriculture.
 Before
agriculture, what method did
humans use to get food?
 What were this method’s limitations?
 From
8,000 to 4,000 BCE, the Neolithic
Revolution occurred.
 This means that agriculture and
domestication of animals became the
main source of food.
• Growing of crops and use of animals for meat,
milk and wool
 Farming
spread from Southwest Asia to
Southeast Europe, and then to the rest of
 Wheat and barley were grown first in
Egypt, bananas and yams in Africa, rice
in Asia, and corn in the Americas.
 Agriculture
lead to a surplus of food and
allowed people to stay in one place. This
caused cities.
• Catal Huyuk in Turkey
• Jericho in Palestine
• Having extra food led to people having
spare time. This caused them to become
artisan (skilled workers)
 Artisans
made goods that were of value
and this caused trade.
 What kinds of things do you think
artisans made at this time?
 Once
people were sedentary, they
needed homes. So they built homes.
 Stone tools went from rough blades, to
better tools like axes and hoes.
 Men took more power in farming and
herding, and women began to have more
domestic jobs.
 People
began to use metal to create tools.
This marks the end of the Neolithic Age.
 Civilizations came into existence (big
 More people means growth of
government (usually a monarchy).