Why was the development of early agricultural techniques a crucial evolutionary step? Discover how early farming techniques transformed Neanderthal Man.
- The last ice age ended 12,000 years ago and was a turning point in the cultural evolution of man.
- At the end of the last ice age, favourable environmental conditions allowed man to settle in one place and end their nomadic lifestyles.
- Over time, communities grew and man began cultivating plants and domesticating animals for food.
- As human civilisation developed, man began to understand and use nature to their advantage and the landscape was transformed.
The end of the last ice age, 12 000 years ago, was a turning point in the cultural evolution of man.
Before 12,000 years ago, humans were hunter-gatherers.
Our ancestors survived by staying on the move. Leading a nomadic lifestyle to gather plants and hunt animals across harsh terrain.
As the ice age ...
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