The Neolithic Revolution: The Anasazi

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Neolithic Revolution: The Anasazi
Civilizations formed over a vast period of time and encountered many technological changes which pushed progress forward. Of those changes, perhaps the Neolithic revolution was one of the most significant in progressing civilization in the direction to become modern societies. The Neolithic revolution was a wide-scale change in cultural lifestyles from hunting and gathering for sustainment of life, to a settling and farming way of life. This change involved the domestication of both plants and animals, the settlement of land areas, and the need to protect the land and the assets on the land, thus creating a future justification for organized warfare. The Neolithic revolution created a transition of cultural
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The Neolithic revolution emerged around 12,000 years ago and occurred when civilizations began farming crops and domesticating animals (Feder, 2014). The societal shift helped civilizations to change from nomadic type lifestyles, such as scavenging and engaging in hunter-gatherer behaviors. The result was civilizations could locally produce the food needed to survive. This developed into a strategy of farming and then ultimately producing and collecting surpluses of food that had previously been more scarce or more labor intensive to obtain (Feder, 2014). The Neolithic revolution was the cornerstone of developing modern societies, as it marked a global scale socio-economic change which fast-tracked the rise of civilizations and social class divisions. As divisions of labor developed, population growth increased expeditiously, resulting in the development of more complex societies known as civilizations. This allowed other societal roles to develop within these…show more content…
The Anasazi were the ancestral Pueblo Indian people of the American southwest. The name Anasazi is a Navajo word, loosely meaning ancient enemy or the ancient ones, and it is the name that archeologist have given to the people who farmed the southwestern U.S. area known as Four Corners (Kloor, 2009). The Anasazi people dwelled in an arid to semi-arid climate. The Navajo, the largest federally recognized Indian tribe in the United States, claim they are the descendants of this ancient civilization, as they have continued to remain in this
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