Stable Food Supply Paleolithic Era Stable Food Supply Neolithic Era ● hunted animals ● gathered plants ● had no control over food supply ● hunting was dangerous ● had to move around to follow food supply ● domesticated animals ● started to farm (grow crops) ● had more control over food supply ● agriculture had a significant impact on early man’s way of life.
Homes/Shelters Paleolithic Era ● people lived in caves or tent-like structures ● homes were temporary because they had to move around ● people had to follow animal herds or to find new plants Homes/Shelters Neolithic Era ● homes became more permanent. ● made with mud-bricks ● able to store food ● houses provided protection from weather and animals
Communities Paleolithic Era ● people lived in groups of 20 -60 people. ● moved from place to place Communities Neolithic Era ● because of farming, people were able to start living in communities. ● able to divide up work load and get more done ● more time of other activities ● able to defend themselves better ● populations grew ● invented ways to make life better
Jobs Paleolithic Era ● finding enough food to eat ● hunting ● gathering plants Jobs Neolithic Era ● people had specialized jobs ● farmers, weavers, basket makers, toolmakers, traders ● no longer just trying to survive ● made their surroundings more beautiful
Trading Paleolithic Era ● rarely traded ● only concerned about resources nearby Trading Neolithic Era ● traded to get resources they didn’t have ● traders traveled hundred of miles ● important trade items: flint and obsidian ● brought people in contact with others from distant place