Neolitic and metal ages

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Published on February 17, 2014

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The Neolithic Period and the Metal Age

In the Neolithic Period… • Humans become producers. They begin to have farms. • On these farms. the first crops were cereals and the first animals were goats, sheep and pigs • Humans became sedentary: This means they built houses and lived in one place • The population increased.

In the Neolithic Period… • Humans made tools like axes, sickles, pestles and mortars and hoes • Humans made other crafts like baskets, pottery, textiles • A division of labor happened because people worked in different activities.

Religion in the Neolithic Period • The religion was the cult of the stars. This means people watched and worshiped the stars, especially the sun. • Also there was the cult of the dead. People worshiped their dead relatives and ancestors.

Life in the Neolithic Age

The Metal Age • Fifth millennium BC to the first millennium BC • Metalworking started in urban societies in the Fertile Crescent • The Metal Age has 3 stages • Copper Age (from 4000 BC) • Bronze Age (from 2200 BC) • Iron Age (from 1000 BC)

In the Metal Age… • New inventions: the wheel, the potter’s wheel and the plough • There were more types of work because metal artisans started • Trade developed because people could trade metal for other things • Villages grew • Social inequalities increased because people in societies that had metal had more power than other societies.

Art in the Metal Age • Megalithic monuments: structures made of huge stones

Metalworking

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