What is the significance of the New Stone Age?

        The New Stone Age or Neolithic Age is considered to be very important because it marked the beginning of more settled life for mankind.

        The earliest Neolithic settlements were discovered in the valleys of Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine. One reason for this change was that it became harder and harder to find food just by gathering and hunting. Another reason was that the climate was becoming warmer and plants were growing well in this warm climate. Therefore, people started to grow plants for food, and to herd sheep and goats. This meant that they had to stay in one place, and slowly the first villages began to appear.

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