The Neolithic Revolution

The Neolithic Revolution

Knap of Howar farmstead on a site occupied from 5,500 to 5,100 BCE

The Knap of Howar is one of the oldest known settlements from the Neolithic Revolution dating back to 5,500-5,100 BCE. (Drewcorser, Wikipedia Commons)

The Neolithic Revolution refers to the time period around 40,000 years ago when humans first started farming and domesticating animals. Prior to the Neolithic Revolution, humans were nomads and did not have permanent settlements. The development of farming and domestication of animals directly led to the creation of cities.

more food = bigger population


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