Old Stone Age compared to New Stone Age Part 2
Updated: 12/2/2020
Old Stone Age compared to New Stone Age Part 2

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  • Jobs in the Old Stone Age
  • Hi! I'm from the Old Stone Age. People have one job here: get as much food as possible to live. Every day I travel in groups of 20 to 60 to hunt and scavenge. This is often dangerous and people can die.
  • Jobs in the New Stone Age
  • That's scary! I wouldn't want to get sliced in half by a boar! I live in the New Stone Age and I do other jobs because of the surplus of food. Some people farm for our civilization, and others do more creative things such as basket making, weaving, toolmaking, and trading. All these people help civilization grow.
  • Conclusion to Both
  • Wow! That's insane! So as I see it, people from the Old Stone Age (boring age) had one goal in life, to have enough food for themselves and their family on a given day. But that isn't civilization. That's more like the Animal Kingdom. In the New Stone Age, people wanted the world to be beautiful, so they had other jobs: basketmaking, weaving, toolmaking, and trading.
  • Every job in the Old Stone Age was very straightforward because they could not yet farm, indicating not enough food. If people focused on other jobs, first of all, they wouldn't be good at it. Second of all, they wouldn't make any money because they didn't live with others. And third of all, they wouldn't have enough food to live off of.
  • Trade in the Old Stone Age
  • What's trade? We don't do that here. How many times do I have to say this? We devote 100% of our time to our survival through food. There is very little to no time for trade.
  • People in the New Stone Age had creative jobs. Since they had people farming in their towns, and they had a surplus of food, people could do other things to make the world around them more beautiful. People were basketmakers, weavers, toolma ers, and traders.
  • Trade in the New Stone Age
  • I don't particularly trade but I know my brother does. The reason we trade here is to get better things in return or get rid of the extra food we have. Also, when you trade, you often go very far away and make connections. Therefore, when there is a breakthrough in the other person's country, you'll know really quickly.
  • Jobs in the Stone Age in general are very complicated. In the Old Stone Age, they just hunt and gather for their food. There is no time for anything else. In the New Stone Age, as stated before, people want to make the world around more interesting. They are humans after all. Because of this, there were basketmakers, weavers, toolmakers, and traders. They wanted to complicate life. That's all.
  • Conclusion to Both
  • This is what I can tell. Again, the people from the Old Stone Age have no time to trade and people from the New Stone Age do. They trade a lot. In the New Stone Age, people trade to get other stuff, for example spices, to get rid of their surplus of food, and to make connections with people in other countries. That is why they trade.
  • Ok... So people from the Old Stone Age are closer to animals than humans? They have no sense of community and just care about food and survival. They have no connection to the outside world.
  • So people from the New Stone Age loved to trade! They loved to manipulate assets and trade around to get better things. They also had a surplus of food most of the time and didn't want it to go to waste. There were always people who wanted food. Lastly, they wanted to make connections with people from other countries because it's great to know what it's like in other countries, so you could make yours better. Also, that is civilization. They traded a lot.
  • People from the Old Stone Age have no time to trade and people from the New Stone Age do. They trade a lot. In the New Stone Age, people trade to get other stuff, for example spices, to get rid of their surplus of food, and to make connections with people in other countries. That is why they trade.