The Early Humans and The Neolithic Revolution

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This resource is part of the History of Europe to 1648 course

Time Estimation[edit | edit source]

Time estimation for the completion of the required material in this section.

  • Lecture = 30 min.
  • Required Reading & Review Questions = 40-50 min.
  • Test Yourself Questions = 30-40 min.

Lecture[edit | edit source]

Coming Soon


  • The Evolution of Human
    • The Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age
    • The Neolithic (New Stone) Age
    • The Primitive Society


  • m.y.a. stands for million years ago
  • B.C., Before Christ
  • A.D. "anno Domini"

Required Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Prehistory. Read the main essay only not the linked essays.

Review Questions[edit | edit source]

  • What was the human evolution.
  • What are the main differences between the Old Stone (Paleolithic) and the New Stone (Neolithic) Age?

Test Yourself Questions[edit | edit source]

  • Describe changes in human life from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Age.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Tattersall,Ian et al., Eds. Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory. 2nd ed. New York: 2000. An encyclopedic work on human evolution and prehistory updated with the latest solid developments in the field.
  • Hublin, Jean-Jacques. "The Quest for Adam." Archaeology 52 (July/August 1999): 26-35. A survey of the latest theories on human evolution. Abastract

Chronology[edit | edit source]

The Early Humans and The Neolithic Revolution
Emergence of the human race 3.5 m.y.a - 3000.000 B.C.
Paleolithic (Old Stone) Age 3000.000 - 7000 B.C.
Neolithic (New Stone) Age 7000 - 3100 B.C.