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What are the differences between the Paleolithic Period and the Neolithic Period?


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2014-04-17 17:18:52
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One of the main differences between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods was in the main methods people used to acquire food. In the Palaeolithic, anatomically modern humans and their ancestors were mainly nomadic hunter gatherers. By the Neolithic people had developed farming, allowing them to live in settlements such as villages and towns. Diet also changed as a result of people eating more cereals and other farmed crops.

Compared to the Neolithic, the Palaeolithic people had a far less complex technology. They used basic stone, bone and antler tools and developments such as art and other forms of "higher culture" only occur in the later stages of the Palaeolithic. Neolithic people mastered the use of many more types of raw material, notably clays to make pottery and the beginnings of metalworking. Exchange and trade networks were also comparatively more developed.


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The Neolithic period is also called the New Stone Age. It covers the period about 9000 to 3500 BC, from which archeologists have found polished stone tools, pottery, weaving, and evidence of livestock rearing, agriculture, and megaliths (huge stone constructions, such as Stonehenge). The Paleolithic period, from about 2 million BC to 10000 BC, is called the Old Stone Age. It was a time when humans used flint, stone, and bone tools, and found their food by hunting, fishing, and foraging plant foods. The Mesolithic period (sometimes called the Epipaleolithic period) took place between the end of the paleolithic and the beginning of the neolithic periods.

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Not really any language, they had words with sounds andcreated those sounds into an alphabet.Answer:Neolithic and paleolithic are words developed from the Greek language. Both words have =lithx as their base, "Lithos" means stone and refers to the Stone Age when tools were constructed of shaped stones (before metal was used). Paleo- means ancient and neo- means new. The paleolithic period ended about 8500 years ago, the neolithic followed and lasted until about the 4th century BCE when bronze came into use.. The chief difference was that paleolithic stone tools were chipped into shape, neolithic tools were ground and polished.

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The languages spoken in the Paleolithic period are unknown because this was before the invention of writing.

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