What were the earliest craft industries to emerge and how did they benefit those living in Neolithic villages?


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The Neolithic age is also known as the New Stone Age, an era spanning 3000 years before coming to an end in 5000 BC. The villages during this age were relatively expansive, with thousands of citizens, and some of the earliest craft industries to emerge included agricultural tools, horticultural development and creating stone walls and specialist ditches to ensure that a constant food supply could be cultivated.

The benefits of craft industries for Neolithic villages

It's extremely worthwhile to note that it wasn't just Neolithic villages who have had the opportunity to benefit from their emphasis on agriculture. There is evidence to suggest that there was also widespread trading with other villages in distant regions, as tools used in agriculture were made of obscure stone that wasn't easily available in the local area, but abundant in areas that were further away.

The practices that were so expertly demonstrated in agriculture also began to catch onto other surrounding areas, allowing populations to thrive and the methodology used to become even more innovative.

Neolithic villagers gained faith because of the closely-knitted agricultural community

As many people turned to agriculture to satisfy demand, there was an intimate community that centered around religious practices heavily. Clay-covered human skulls have been just one trinket that demonstrate Neolithic villagers also believed in worshipping their ancestors.

In later years, specialization would become more of a factor, and ceramics would begin to enjoy a rise in popularity towards the end of the BC age. Thanks to the Neolithic Revolution, tools were created in a way that allowed other crafts to become more prominent.

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