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A reference to the period of human culture following the Mesolithic period; characterized by a great variety of polished stone, implements, and the development of new social forms based on primitive techniques in weaving, spinning, and pottery-making, and the introduction of a settled agriculture exploiting many new domesticated plants.
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The period of Old World prehistory characterized by the appearance of farming, settled communities and pottery.

It follows the Mesolithic and appears at different times in different places.

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Neolithic Revolution
A term describing a series of changes that occurred between about twenty thousand and six thousand years ago, when humans started to produce much more sophisticated, polished tools, as well as pottery and woven materials.