The Neolithic Lifestyle

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With the ways of hunting and gathering changing, many humans during the Neolithic time period (8000-5000 B.C.), were trying to decide which way of life they should choose, there were many qualities that were lacking in the eyes of a nomadic man but the ways of a sedentary lifestyle were just beginning to come together. There are many theories on why humans adopted the sedentary lifestyle, whether it was a massive climate change that shifted the populations to one area, or due to the fact that the humans were chasing the animal herds that required them to come together as colonies. One of the first discoveries that led to a sedentary lifestyle was the Natufians, they figured out the ways of grain and how much it could flourish their communities,…show more content…
With more technology in tools that led to many innovations in water transportation. The new tools such as axes could be made to deepen a tree truck made into a simple canoe. Throughout most of the Neolithic time period, the sedentary agricultural lifestyle existed throughout all of the globe but there were some occasions where the nomadic lifestyle was the benefit of the doubt. If there was an absence of a horse or donkey, the nomadic hunting would become a main alterative to the people. The domestication of animals also influenced the nomadic living people. Many nomadic people used the animals will power to help them, people in the northern areas used reindeer to pull sledges full of accessories, those farther South near the Middle East, used camels to transport goods. While the sedentary people used herd animals to enrich the top soil with manure. Towards the end of the Neolithic period there was a time that surplus production came in to play, this meant that the producer in the product could barter or trade to a different person for a good that they have surpluses…show more content…
Villages that were near flint mines could trade very easily, the flint mined was used to make very sturdy axes due to flint being very thick and tough. Throughout the communities, the women had major roles they had to fulfil. The women had to gather crops, they worked in the fields, and also they raised children. As people began to transition to a sedentary lifestyle, the men began to take over the work force including all of the heavy work, the plowing, hoeing, and land clearing. Through the use of art, they have found that the social aspect of women began to decline as the transition continued to sedentary lifestyle. As time continued, many families began to switch due to the technology and improved techniques of the sedentary lifestyle throughout the Neolithic
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