Skull found Man or Ape
Walked upright but more slowly than Lucy
Discovered by Mary Leakey
No longer restricted to warmer climates
may have been the first to migrate
Knew about fire
Used stone tools
First to bury dead
Named for Neander Germany where first skulls found.
First to communicate. This helped them organize hunts, begin migration;weapons
The Neolithic Revolution was a fundamental change in the way people lived. The shift from hunting & gathering to agriculture led to permanent settlements, the establishment of social classes, and the eventual rise of civilizations. The Neolithic Revolution is a major turning point in human history.
Farming began in SW Asia
Cleared trees for land
moved in clans Began to cluster in communities
Domestication of plants and animals
River Valley Civilizations
Had government (priests)
Began to trade Had walls--for defense?