Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Was it positive or negative- document based quest- lesson & Notes

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Was it positive or negative- document based quest- lesson & Notes

Historical Content:
At the end of the last Ice Age, around 8000 B.C.E, a major change took place. People began to plant and grow food on a regular basis. They also began to tame and keep animals as a source of meat, milk, and wool. The change from food gathering and hunting animals, to planting crops and taming animals is known as the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, because it took place during the Neolithic Age. The Neolithic Age is the period of human history from 8000 to 4000 B.C.E. Some historians believe that this revolution was the single most important development in human history; others believe that this revolution was the downfall of mankind.

Your Task:
Use the documents provided for you, and your knowledge from class to determine whether the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution had an overall positive or negative impact on our species.

Question:
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: The dawn of civilization or the downfall of man?

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Created: Aug 25, 2016

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