After the Middle stone age meaning the Mesolithic era came a period of time that some people call the Neolithic Era and an new stone age . It began as 10,000 years ago in Southwest Asia.
Animals in the Neolithic Era
After a warming trend brought an end to the ice ages,and new plants begn to growing some areas. For example, wild barley and wheat plants started to spread throughout Southwest Asia. Over time, early people came to depend on these wild plants for new food sources. Early people learned to change plants to make them more useful.
Farming changes societies
The process of changing plants or animals to make them more usefulk to humans is called domestication. The domestication of plants led to the development of agriculture, or farming, and for the first time. Early people could produce their one food and this development changed human society forever.
Learning to produce food was a major accomplishment for the early people, but learning how to use animals for their own purposes was almost equally important. Hunters didn´t have to follow wild herds anymore and instead, farmers could keep sheep or goats for milk and food, wool. Farmers could also use large animals like cattle to carry loads or to pull large tools.
The Neolithic revolution brought huge changes to early people's lives. With survival more certain, people could focus on activities beside finding food. Domestication of plants enabled people to use plant fibers to make clothing.