The Neolithic era (the last stage of the Stone Age) began about 12,000 years ago after the onset of the initial development in farming. The Natufian culture supported the semi-sedimentary or sedimentary population long before the onset of agriculture. The Neolithic religion was made up of religious rituals, cults, and concepts of the initial farming culture which came from 8000 BC to 3000 BC. The word ââNeolithicââ is derived from the Greek words ââlithosââ which means ââstoneââ and ââneoââ meaning âânewââ. The neolithic starts at different times in different places, since not everyone started farming at the same time. The Middle East was the source of most of the animals that were domesticated like pigs, goats and sheep. Dating back to roughly 10,000 BCE, the Neolithic period began in an area of civilization known as the Fertile Crescent, an area of land in modern-day Iran/Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. During the Paleolithic era, people used various objects found within their vicinity like sharpened stones, club, and handaxe among others as tools. By the end of the Bronze Age (800 BC) it had doubled to about 500,000. Due to shifts in climate around 10,000-8300 B.C.in the Mediterranean, wild wheat and barley became widely available, encouraging populations to settle down in small communities where the crops were abundant. Neolithic culutres are found all over the planet, from Japan to Malta to India and Europe. and Lahuradewa in the Indus River Valley of modern day India, dating to about 6,200 B.C. The Neolithic Age started in India around 7,000 B.C. The agrarian society appeared in Europe during the seventh millennium BC with one of the earliest farms in the continent which was found in Vashtemi, Albania dates back to 6500 BC. By Dr Francis Pryor Last updated 2011-02-28 It is important to note that food during the Neolithic period was nothing like it is today. A temple discovered in Turkey, dated around 9500 BC is the oldest known place of worship. Once they learned how to plant food, humans stopped migrating and began establishing some small settlements. The term Neolithic or New Stone Age is most frequently used in connection with agriculture, which is the time when cereal cultivation and animal domestication was introduced. The Paleolithic Age covers the period from when stone tools were first used by man to the beginning of the Mesolithic Age. and the eventual transformation from a culture of hunting and gathering to farming and food production. Revolution occurred at the same time with the li The word ââNeolithicââ means the ââNew Stone Ageââ. Excavations of Natufian settlemâ¦ Crafts such as pottery and weaving also appeared during the Neolithic era. The Neolithic age began in North Africa around 6000 BC. to 10,000 B.C.) Considered the last part of the Stone Age, the Neolithic period is signified by a progression in behavioral and cultural characteristics including the cultivation of wild and domestic crops and the use of domesticated animals. The Neolithic era began with the Natufian culture in the Levant during the 10,200 BC. The Neolithic or New Stone Age was a period in human development from around 10,000 BCE until 3,000 BCE. It was also the time when pottery was first used, and in many regions people also began to live in permanent settlements. Here are some facts about the Neolithic Revolution. However, neolithic tools and weapons laid the foundation for many other inventions and tools for the following eras to come. A temple region, which was discovered in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey dated around 9,500 BC, is believed to mark the beginning of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period.