14 Facts About Neolithic Revolution


The Neolithic Revolution greatly narrowed the diversity of foods available, resulting in a downturn in the quality of human nutrition compared with that obtained previously from foraging.

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Neolithic Revolution involved far more than the adoption of a limited set of food-producing techniques.

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Neolithic Revolution highlighted the importance of wheat, barley and rye, and suggested that domestication of flax, peas, chickpeas, bitter vetch and lentils came a little later.

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Some pioneering attempts failed at first and crops were abandoned, sometimes to be taken up again and successfully domesticated thousands of years later: rye, tried and abandoned in Neolithic Revolution Anatolia, made its way to Europe as weed seeds and was successfully domesticated in Europe, thousands of years after the earliest agriculture.

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Neolithic Revolution groups appear soon afterwards in the Balkans and south-central Europe.

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Analysis of radiocarbon dates show clearly that Mesolithic and Neolithic Revolution populations lived side by side for as much as a millennium in many parts of Europe, especially in the Iberian peninsula and along the Atlantic coast.

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The obtained results show that substantial human migrations were involved in the Neolithic Revolution spread and suggest that the first Neolithic Revolution farmers entered Europe following a maritime route through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands.

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Term "Neolithic Revolution" is not customarily used in describing cultures in the Americas.

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Neolithic Revolution dated this industry to the Epipaleolithic or Pre-Pottery Neolithic as it is evidently not Paleolithic, Mesolithic or even Pottery Neolithic.

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The nutritional standards of the growing Neolithic Revolution populations were inferior to that of hunter-gatherers.

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Andrew Sherratt has argued that following upon the Neolithic Revolution was a second phase of discovery that he refers to as the secondary products revolution.

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The Secondary Products Neolithic Revolution occurred when it was recognised that animals provided a number of other useful products.

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Neolithic Revolution'srratt argued that this phase in agricultural development enabled humans to make use of the energy possibilities of their animals in new ways, and permitted permanent intensive subsistence farming and crop production, and the opening up of heavier soils for farming.

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In Europe, the spread of the Neolithic Revolution culture has been associated with distribution of the E1b1b lineages and Haplogroup J that are thought to have arrived in Europe from North Africa and the Near East respectively.

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