Now that we can use farming to get food we won't need to worry about hunger.
What a nice place to live in.
The Paleolithic coincides almost exactly with the Pleistocene epoch of geologic time, which lasted from 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago. This epoch experienced important geographic and climatic changes that affected human societies.
The Neolithic followed the Paleolithic Period, or age of chipped-stone tools, and preceded the Bronze Age, or early period of metal tools. Read More on This Topic. Stone Age: Neolithic.
Civilization is the age we are living in now. Some of the characteristics are specialized workers, record keeping, advanced technology, advanced cities, and complex institutions. Some jobs for the specialized workers are : Merchants, Teachers, Soldiers, Metalworkers, Priests, and Government Officials. Some complex institutions are : Formal Governments with official laws, Priests with both religious and political power, and a rigorous education system for training of scribes. An example of an advanced city is: Umma-population of about 10,000 to 50,000.