When they found out about Farming (Agriculture Revolution)
I can't believe my plants grew and my animals survived!!!!
When they got permanent shelters
Before agriculture, women were looking for food, sometimes they ran out of food to look for. They were tired from moving around to look for food. the men hunted, but sometimes they came home with no food or maybe they had food but one of them was dead! Life was horibble......
Developing New Jobs
Oh, I like making brick. It's way better than having to go
Hi Joseph! How's brick making going? Are you enjoying not having to go to far places?
One day a women thought about how a plant is from the ground, so she planted a few of their food. Then she thought about how animals just need food and water so she provideed those to her animals and they survived in captivity!!! The new stone age had jut begun.
Starting to Trade
Hey Solomon, can I trade this pile of blocks for that basket of fish?
Sure! Can you just lend me a hand so I can bring the bricks home?
Because they had to take care of the animals and plants, they moved less and they became less like nomads who moved around. They finally had permanent shelters, and because they have a permanent shelter they had more protection from harsh weather and wild animals. They also had better protection from people who attack them because more and more people were in 1 village.
Now that they had permanent shelters, the men were able to have jobs like making bricks and catching fish. The women didn't have to go gather food far from their village, so instead they gathered food very close by to their homes.
As men got jobs, they began trading the things they made to get things others had. Some traders even traveled hundreds of miles on a donkey or a horse. They mostly went looking for flint and obsidian. An obsidian is a black gras by or on a volcanic mountain.
......and that's how the nomads turned into the people from Mesopotamia!!! Class do you have any questions?