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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 ...

Postmodern Curriculum

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Karen A. Krasny and Patrick Slattery

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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Social sciences, Education
8,988 words

...centered in the West known to rely on scientific technology, unlimited resource consumption, social progress, unrestrained economic growth, and rational thought. The first shift is associated with the premodern period, also dubbed the Neolithic revolution by Australian archeologist V. Gordon Childe ( 1942 ) . The Neolithic period marks the beginning of changes to Middle Eastern communal life and the concomitant adoption and refinement of new agricultural practices including the domestication of animals and planting of seeds. It dates from about 10,000 bce ...