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Neolithic Revolution

Subject: Archaeology

[Ge] A term popularized by Gordon Childe in the 1940s to reflect the huge impact on life that was made by the development and spread of farming, which he saw as one of two ...

Prehistoric mythology of the Neolithic

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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...it was one of the many examples of what has come to be known as the “Neolithic revolution.” “Revolution” is perhaps not the best word to attach to a process that was gradual rather than immediate. Still, the changes that occurred during the period in question ( 8000–3000 b.c.e. ) are comparable to other periods of radical change, such as the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century or the current technological revolution. What had happened in the Middle East by the end of the Neolithic was a radical change from a life based on hunting and gathering to...