Old Stone Age) a long period of human development before the development of agriculture
A new technology discovered in the stone age used for protection against cold and predators and was a major development on the path toward other future technologies such as metallurgy.
Cave in France in which Paleolithic wall paintings and engravings were found.
Hunter-gatherer lifestyle, relative gender equality, use of stone weapons and tools, beginnings of artistic representation
Characteristics of the Paleolithic Era
figurines of women that may have represented fertility wishes
Aphrodite or Venus
8,000-3,000 BCE - New Stone Age - Over time, people go from food seekers to food producers
Improved stone tools, domestication of animals, seed selection and production, development of agriculture, proto-cities
Characteristics of the Neolithic Era
One of first true cities in history, created in the Neolithic Era in 6500 to 5500 BC, from which were created agriculture, trading, temples, housing, and religions
Period of time before history was recorded (before a system of writing was invented)
2900-1500 BCE: a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, consisting of megaliths; dating to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. Indicated knowledge, innovation, possible religious elements due to its relationship to the summer solstice.
The keeping of animals and the growing of food on a regular basis.
Focusing work effort on a particular product or a single task.
Specialization of Labor