Paleolithic People

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The first people that inhabited the Earth were the Paleolithic people during the paleolithic or “old stone age era”. The Paleolithic people’s main source of income was hunting and gathering, and they lived in egalitarian societies where men and women were equal. The plants women gathered made up about 70% of the food the families ate while the meat men brought only made up for about 30%. These people did not need much so they barely put in any hard work or effort, and just got what they needed. Since there was not much to do for them they had a plethora of leisure time. After some time animals that they hunted began to disappear and become extinct and since they did not have a surplus of food they could not maintain high populations. Overhunting …show more content…
As global warming began, the extinction of animals that paleolithic people hunted began to increase. It is not known what started the neolithic revolution or “new stone age” but it could have been global warming, or the extinction of animals that forced them to find new ways to get food. Global warming made the Earth’s climate more suitable for new plants to emerge and make agriculture easier for them and that began the neolithic age or agricultural revolution. With the agricultural revolution also came the domestication of animals and the selective breeding of animals. The agricultural revolution also brought an incredible change to the food supply, now they could have a surplus of food. Due to the surplus of food, the population during the neolithic era increased …show more content…
The unity of age-groups in the Gikuyu society is very remarkable in the sense that it unified a great amount of men, the older group takes precedence over the younger group and has some power over them which the younger group has to acknowledge. In the Gikuyu society the circumcision ceremony introduced the boy into manhood and then on he would be recognized as a man. When a boy became a men through circumcision he also received full rights of citizenship. When the circumcision wound heals the boy who became a man then is given weapons such as spears by his father, and a senior warrior of the district kills a male goat for the ceremony of introduction to the warrior class. As a junior warrior, he could become a senior warrior after eighty-two moons or twelve rain seasons after the circumcision. The initiation fee for the junior warrior to become a warrior was two sheep or goats. The semi last step of manhood was the bond of marriage. After a man has married a woman and he has established his own home he was required to join the council of elder and the fee to be initiated into it was one male goat or sheep and then he was introduced to a first grade of eldership. When a man is married and has a child that is old enough to be circumcised he joins the council of peace. In the council of peace the men become carries of peace and leave

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