I'm hungry. When are we getting food? My legs hurt. Wheres daddy? Are we there yet?
Nooo! Now I am all wet!
Hey, they are sprouting!
What are we actually supposed to be doing!?
Milking the cows, and making sure they all don't run off.
I don't know I forgot
Full at last
Eat it of course!
What are we going to do with all this food?
Long ago, the world was very different. Instead of going to the grocery store for food, your dad must hunt. Every day you father would leave to hunt for food. while you and your mom would continue walking, looking for berries or anything to fill your stomach. In these paleolithic times every few days you would leave one place and go to the next, never having an actual place to call home. These people were called nomads and this was the Paleolithic Time.
No Longer Nomads
The paleolithic times lasted for 2.6 million years. This time came to an end, but for the better. This new beginning began with an idea. An idea that instead of always searching for food, they could grow it themselves, so they did. They began planting food, as the rain came, their food started to grow. They also started to domesticate animals, raising them for food and milk. This was the beginning of the agriculture revolution.
I think I will be a toolmaker! I am really good at it!
I love farming, I'm going to keep doing it!
Days passed and people started doubting their idea. Was this going to work, they asked themselves. But their doubts didn't last for long, and after a while, it was clear, the food had grown. It was ready to be eaten. For the first time, there was a surplus of food, and the people were no longer hungry. For the first time they could eat all they wanted. For the first time in forever, they were full at last. And so, the population grew, this was the start of all the improvements to come.
The Dawn Of Trading
This cow for your pig. What do you say?
OK! I'm in.
I have the better deal.
But I don't want to go to bed!
After their success with agriculture, the nomads decided wanted to stay, they were tired of moving around, and never having a place to call home. They soon decided that this would be their home. They would stay and grow their own food. They started working together to build houses, and soon they had community. No longer would anyone have to sleep under trees to avoid the rain. Now, families could live together in their permanent shelters, and everyone was happy.
Be happy you do have a bed.
Thank you so much!
You are very welcome!
After a few weeks, these communities were flourishing. The crops were growing flawlessly, and everyone was well fed. But there was a problem, too many people were farmers. So, the people decided that to grow and flourish as a community not everyone could be a farmer. There were other jobs that needed to be done in order to thrive, and so they came to the conclusion everyone could choose their what they did. So, men and women, mothers and fathers, all began working.
Good for you! I will weave baskets!
The jobs turned out to be a success. The people started realizing, that they needed things that others had, for example you might need a basket. But you could get it only by making it yourself. That's when the people started trading. Meaning they /made would give an object of their own in return for a object from another. After everything they had happened in the paleolithic times, it was clear now that this was no longer those times this was now a better time; The Neolithic time.