2. Neolithic revolution (10,000 BCE 4,000 BC) * The most important change of this new revolutionary period was the shift away from hunting and food gathering to the production of food through agriculture (farming and domestication of animals) * crops include - wheat and beans * Animals include - cattle and pigs
* In short the arrival of agriculture brought animals and plants under human control * with this new development (i.e. agriculture) came the concept of private ownership and social inequality
3. Five Characteristics of a "Civilization" * The Neolithic revolution gave birth to a new form of human existence called "civilization" . * Historians (such as Lynn Hunt) have identified 5 major characteristics of civilization.
1. A urban focus cities which serve as important: