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Ch 13: The Neolithic Age

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Learn about the Neolithic Age with this comprehensive online history chapter. These fun lessons and mini quizzes are great options for students who need to study for upcoming history exams, catch up in class or refresh their basic understanding of this historical time period.

The Neolithic Age - Chapter Summary

This convenient study guide chapter contains short and engaging lessons that are taught by expert history instructors. Check out these lessons to learn about the characteristics of the Neolithic Age. You'll learn what life was like during the time period, and you'll also study the age's food, religion, architecture, tools and more. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you strengthen your knowledge. You can study the chapter at any time, and it's accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. When you're done, you should be able to:

  • Define the characteristics of the Neolithic Age
  • Recognize tools and weapons that were used during the time period
  • Interpret facts about life during the Neolithic Age
  • Describe homes and architecture from the Neolithic Age
  • Evaluate Neolithic pottery and artifacts
  • Describe religion during the era
  • Explain the Neolithic Age in India
  • Understand what types of food people ate during the Neolithic Age

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: The Neolithic Age
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Neolithic Age: Definition, Characteristics & Time Period

1. Neolithic Age: Definition, Characteristics & Time Period

What's between the Old Stone Age and the Bronze Age? The New Stone Age! Though stone tools continued to develop, the greatest contributor to human history in this period was the Agricultural Revolution. We'll explore the growth development in this lesson.

Tools & Weapons of the Neolithic Age

2. Tools & Weapons of the Neolithic Age

Could you imagine taking down a wolf with a stick? Well, luckily for us, our Neolithic ancestors had developed much stronger weapons than sticks. To learn more about the weapons and tools of the age, watch this lesson.

Neolithic Age Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life

3. Neolithic Age Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life

Journey back in time with us to the Neolithic Age! Explore what made this part of the Stone Age so different from the times before. Imagine what kind of home you would have and how you could make a living.

Neolithic Era Lesson for Kids: Tools & Homes

4. Neolithic Era Lesson for Kids: Tools & Homes

Welcome to the Neolithic Era, an exciting new time in Stone Age technology. In this lesson, we'll look at how farming changing the kind of tools people made from stone and how they built permanent homes.

Neolithic Age: Homes & Architecture

5. Neolithic Age: Homes & Architecture

The Neolithic Age might be part of the Stone Age, but that does not mean neolithic people were cavemen - in fact, neolithic people had relatively advanced architecture and homes, which you can learn more about in this lesson.

Religion in the Neolithic Age

6. Religion in the Neolithic Age

In this lesson we will explore the Neolithic religion. We'll see how climate and social changes influenced changes in religious beliefs. We'll also learn about the cult of the Mother Goddess, funeral masks and dolmens.

Neolithic Age: Pottery & Artifacts

7. Neolithic Age: Pottery & Artifacts

The Neolithic Age, when man learned to farm, was also marked by the establishment of the first civilizations as man settled down. To take a look at the artifacts early humans left to us from this period, read on.

What was Life Like in the Neolithic Period?

8. What was Life Like in the Neolithic Period?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in one of the very first human civilizations? Read this lesson to learn more about what the world and everyday life were like during the Neolithic Age, the last period of the Stone Age.

The Neolithic Age in India

9. The Neolithic Age in India

The shift from hunting and gathering to animal domestication and agriculture took place at different times across the globe. If you would like to learn more about this time in India, this lesson has great source material for use.

Food in the Neolithic Age

10. Food in the Neolithic Age

Who doesn't love food? But, why do we eat the food we eat? In this lesson, we'll look at Neolithic culinary cultures and practices and see how they paved the way for our modern appetites.

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