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Neolithic revolution. Source: de Art / Adobe Stock.

The Neolithic Revolution: A Journey of Triumphs and Tribulations (Video)


The Neolithic era was a time of profound transformation, where humanity witnessed remarkable changes that both elevated and challenged their existence. With the advent of agriculture, civilizations flourished, boasting impressive populations, technological advancements, artistic endeavors, and bustling trade networks. However, alongside these triumphs came the sobering realities that early agricultural societies had to confront. The shift towards farming led to a shift in diets, with a heavy reliance on crops and domesticated animals. This change, though providing stability, often resulted in malnutrition and its detrimental effects on physical and cognitive development.

Moreover, the consolidation of populations in settled communities created ripe conditions for the spread of infectious diseases. Living in close proximity to one another, humans encountered new pathogens, which easily traversed through their communities, giving rise to devastating epidemics. The expansion of trade networks further facilitated the transmission of diseases, presenting additional challenges for these nascent societies. The Neolithic period, while remarkable for its advancements, was also a time of adaptation and resilience. The experiences of malnutrition, starvation, and epidemic diseases pushed early humans to seek solutions and better understand the delicate balance between progress and the preservation of their well-being.

Top image: Neolithic revolution. Source: de Art / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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