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Neolithic Culture

* Neolithic Culture
* France
* The Rosetta Stone
* Homo Sapiens

I was asked to choose one from the above list and to answer the following questions: (I chose Neolithic culture).

1. What is it, or who are they?
2. what contribution to western culture?
3. Why does any one care?

References please.

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1. What is it, or who are they?

The Neolithic culture began in the Neolithic period or New Stone Age. This is expanded further in the second question below.

2. What contribution to western culture?

The term neolithic is used, especially in archaeology and anthropology, to designate a stage of cultural evolution or technological development characterized by the use of stone tools, the existence of settled villages largely dependent on domesticated plants and animals, and the presence of such crafts as pottery and weaving. The time period and cultural content indicated by the term varies with the geographic location of the culture considered and with the particular criteria used by the individual scientist. The domestication of plants and animals usually distinguishes Neolithic culture from earlier Paleolithic or Mesolithic hunting, fishing, and food-gathering cultures. ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the Neolithic Culture on several factors e.g. what or who they are, the contribution to western culture and the significance of the culture - why any one should care. References provided.