Stone Age To The Bronze Age

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The events that took place from 10,000 BC to 500 AC were crucial to the development of mankind. There were many changes during this time period, but there are three major ones that gave mankind the opportunity to commence paving its way towards modernity: the beginning of agriculture, the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, and the invention of writing. Had these three changes not occurred, mankind would, without question, not be in the same place it is today. Before humans mastered the art of agriculture, their way of living was primitive. They survived by hunting and gathering and never staying in one place for too long. When humans realized that they could harvest food and domesticate animals such as sheep, dogs, and pigs, …show more content…
People began to use bronze, instead of stone, to make tools and weapons. Bronze allowed new tools and weapons to be created because bronze could be manipulated in ways that stone and bone couldn't. The new farming tools created with bronze made farming much simpler, leading to surpluses of food. As a result of said surpluses, there was an apparent growth in the human population. However, this was not the only way that bronze led to the expansion of humans. Armies used bronze weapons to conquer other lands and expand their own. Bronze also created new jobs for artisans and merchants. Trade was heavily fueled by bronze and more trading networks were set in place in order to export the heavily-wanted metal. The Bronze Age was crucial to the development of human civilizations because it helped civilizations not just to expand, but also to improve their ways of living. It allowed people to find new ways to manipulate metals. Today we are using bronze to make statues, pipes, bells, gears, valves, as well as some electrical …show more content…
Would we have found another way to arrive to today's modernity? Would we continue to live in such a primitive way? Would we have survived at all? It's easy to overlook the importance of these things in today's world, but had these changes not been made, human history would have turned out completely different than what it is today. To put things in perspective, think about this: at this very moment, there could be changes going on that will set humanity on the path that will mark modernity in the

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