Paleolithic period: paleolithic period, ancient cultural stage of human development characterized by the use of rudimentary chipped stone tools that is traditionally considered to have begun alongside the pleistocene epoch 258 million years ago.
The neolithic revolution, neolithic demographic transition, agricultural revolution, or first agricultural revolution, was the wide-scale transition of many human cultures during the neolithic period from a lifestyle of hunting and gathering to one of agriculture and settlement, making an increasingly larger population possible these settled communities permitted humans to observe and.
The neolithic age: time and definition the neolithic age of human history began around 12,000 years ago and ended as civilizations started to rise around 3500 bce the term neolithic comes from. The paleolithic era (or old stone age) is a period of prehistory from about 26 million years ago to around 10000 years ago the neolithic era (or new stone age ) began around 10,000 bc and ended between 4500 and 2000 bc in various parts of the world.
The term neolithic period refers to the last stage of the stone age - a term coined in the late 19th century ce by scholars which covers three different periods: palaeolithic, mesolithic, and neolithic.
Since lithos in greek means stone, the neolithic period is the new or late period of the stone age, in contrast to the paleolithic period (old or early period) and the mesolithic period (middle period) of the stone age the use of polished stone tools came to different parts of the world at different times, but the neolithic age is usually said to begin around 9000 bc and to end around 3000 bc, when the bronze age begins.
Neolithic period, also called new stone age, final stage of cultural evolution or technological development among prehistoric humans it was characterized by stone tools shaped by polishing or grinding, dependence on domesticated plants or animals, settlement in permanent villages, and the appearance of such crafts as pottery and weaving.
The identifying characteristic of neolithic technology is the use of polished or ground stone tools, in contrast to the flaked stone tools used during the paleolithic era neolithic people were skilled farmers, manufacturing a range of tools necessary for the tending, harvesting and processing of crops (such as sickle blades and grinding stones) and food production (eg pottery, bone implements. Ne ith c (nē′ə-lĭth′ĭk) adj of or relating to the cultural period of the stone age beginning around 8,000 bc in the middle east and later elsewhere, characterized by the development of agriculture and the making of polished stone implements n the neolithic period also called new stone age see usage note at three age system neolithic.