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The Kung and the Neolithic Revolution In life for humans there is a constant need for food to survive For some cultures this need for food can be a great problem for them and therefore they must spend almost all their time searching for food Depending on how one gets food this situation can be averted and finding food can no longer be as much of a problem as it once was In the Kalahari desert of Africa there is a group of people known as the Kung San Some bands of this culture are presently living as humans once did in Paleolithic times Others are going through the Neolithic revolution Paleolithic times was 10 000 years ago Then humans were hunters and gatherers Tools were crafted from objects on the ground such as bones stones and clay The Neolithic time or New Stone Age was the period after 9000BC when people began farming Humans learned how to grow plants and domesticate animals The hunting and gathering way off life began to die out as people began to build permanent homes and cities Following this a hierarchy was formed and a new society was made DrLee is an archaeologist who studied the Kung He found out a great deal of information about their culture from his 12 years of studies which began in 1963 Based on the studies of DrLee the Neolithic revolution was as advantageous for the Kung as it was disadvantageous and this can be proven as the political economic and societal changes in the culture contained an equal number of gains and losses After the Neolithic revolution the politic system and ideals of the Kung had drastically been changed In the Paleolithic era decision making was a task shared by both males and females whereas in the Neolithic era there was an obvious male dominance Paleolithically women supplied around eighty percent of the food for the group The reason
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