From Food Gathering To Food Producing
. . . Paleolithic men could not control their food supply. So long as they relied on foraging,
hunting, fishing, and trapping, they were dependent on the natural food supply in a given area
to keep from starving. But while Paleolithic men continued their food-gathering pattern of
existence in Europe, Africa, and Australia, groups of people in the Near East began to cultivate
edible plants and to breed animals. Often described as the “first economic revolution” in the
history of man, this momentous change from a food-gathering to a food-producing economy
initiated the Neolithic Age. Paleolithic man was a hunter; Neolithic man became a farmer and
herdsman. . . .
Source: T. Walter Wallbank, et al., Civilization: Past and Present, Scott, Foresman and Company1. According to the authors of this passage, what is one significant change that occurred between the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age?
Based on this comic, state two effects of the Neolithic Revolution.
Mesopotamia: Everyday Life
Caste Frieze from Temple of Ninhursag, Tell Ubaid
Source: The Visual Dictionary of Ancient Civilizations, Dorling Kindersley (adapted)
Clay Tablet with Pictographic Record of Daily Life
Source: The Visual Dictionary of Ancient Civilizations,
Dorling Kindersley (adapted)
Based on these images, state one advance that occurred as the Mesopotamian culture developed a stable