Neolithic Revolution

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Neolithic Revolution (plural Neolithic Revolutions)

  1. (archaeology) the discovery of agriculture
    • 2004, Monty Armstrong, David Daniel, Abby Kanarek, Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2004-2005, The Princeton Review, page 328:
      The Neolithic Revolution (about 8000-3000 B.C.E.) was characterized by people moving from nomadic lifestyles to agricultural lifestyles.
    • 2005, Peter S. Bellwood, The First Farmers: he origins of agricultural societies, Wiley-Blackwell, page 65:
      For most people, the concept of the Neolithic Revolution refers to the actual origin of agriculture with domesticated plants, this occurring in Southwest Asia in the late PPNA or early PPNB at around 9000-8500 BC.
    • 2006, William J. Duiker, Jackson J. Spielvogel, World History: To 1800, Cengage Learning, page 5:
      The end of the last ice age around 10,000 B.C.E was followed by what is called the Neolithic Revolution because it ushered in the New Stone Age (neolithic is Greek for “new stone”).
    • 2010, I. Peter Martini, Landscapes and Societies: Selected Cases, Springer, page 25:
      The Neolithic Revolution brought about the greatest material transformation in human history.

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