Ow! That lion was ferocious! I barely made it out alive! But my spear is still sharp as ever!
No! Us nomads will suffer! How will we survive? We don't want to follow the animals on empty stomachs!
Hooray for agriculture!
Wow! This revolution is amazing! With all the crops we have, we will have plenty to eat and we are no longer putting our lives at risk!
Domestication of Animals
Plus we can spend time with adorable animals!
This is fun! We domesticated animals and now can get food much easier!
Everyone look around you! We have a village to live in now!
Before people became Neolithic, the men would go and hunt for food. It was a hit or miss scenario. Women would stay home and take care of their children and sometimes they would pick berries or roots. But after attempting to kill animals, the men would be wounded, near their final breath, or dead. No one knew how to save people from infected wounds and so, many died. This caused countless women to become widows and still support the many children they had.
Buildings and Permanent Structures
Oh boy! Building that house was tough work!
Humans found that even though they could hunt, they could also plant crops. After planting the crops they waited for them to grow and had a fantastic meal. They planted more and more crops and soon learned the basic steps to farming. They found that this was an easier way to get food.
Special Traits and Skills
What are you making?
A clay pot! I found the clay down by the river and started molding with my hands! I also taught my husband how to make them as well! I like this better than farming!
Wild animals were soon domesticated and were a steady food supply. Now humans did not have to put their lives at risk for food. People were no longer being killed to support their families and so, communities thrived. When they wanted food, they would kill the animals they had domesticated.
Brr! I have been totally blown off my course! Please help me young man!
After it was shown that humans could survive well, people began making permanent structures and homes out of logs or stone. Soon smaller groups joined together to make villages and communities. Now, villages could work together to find and grow food.
Now that so many people were farming there was an abundance of food. Soon people began making other inventions to help farmers and other people in their community. After a while everyone was doing what they loved best. Everyone was happy helping their community.
Soon people were tired of giving away their special skills for free. They were not happy with not getting anything in return for their hard work. So they decided to trade. They would trade their items for food or other inventions. Then they would use the food and the other inventions for plowing, and creating other items.
I will help you in exchange for your goat. Your goat looks well cared for and healthy!