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Avebury Henge, 2600 BCE

People groups who devoted themselves to moving big rocks, creating tools, shepherding livestock, tending to crops and a dedication to the dead.

The new stone age, the "Neolithic", is a term used to describe a huge swath of time. Starting around 10,200 BCE and ending about 2,000 BCE, Neolithic is best described as people who moved big rocks, made polished tools, raised cattle, dogs and sheep and cultivated crops. Neolithic culutres are found all over the planet, from Japan to Malta to India and Europe. Famous structures like Stonehenge, Carnac, Newgrange and Scara Brea overshadow other significant neolithich structures found in Turkey, Spain, Malta, Africa, India, Korea and China but this does not deminish the fact that neolithic culutres flourished all over the planet for eight thousand plus years.  All we know about these Neolithic peoples is what they left behind: stone structures, (both dwelling and monumental) ceramics, tools, art and cemetaries. 

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Keilmesser Neolithic Stone Tool

Keilmesser Neolithic Stone Tool

30000 BCE
Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük

Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük

6000 BCE
Female figure

Female figure

4500 BCE-4000 BCE
Dolmen of Menga

Dolmen of Menga

3750 BCE
Hagar Qim

Hagar Qim

3600 BCE
Pentre Ifan Dolmen

Pentre Ifan Dolmen

3500 BCE
Ġgantija Temple

Ġgantija Temple

3250 BCE
Harhoog Burial Mound

Harhoog Burial Mound

3000 BCE
YangShao Amphora

YangShao Amphora

3000 BCE
Towie Ball

Towie Ball

3000 BCE
Majiayao Geometric Bowl

Majiayao Geometric Bowl

3300 BCE-2650 BCE
The Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Standing Stones

2900 BCE-2600 BCE
Avebury's Menhirs

Avebury's Menhirs

2600 BCE
Avebury Henge

Avebury Henge

2600 BCE
Liangzhu Jade Cong

Liangzhu Jade Cong

2400 BCE
Arbor Low Henge

Arbor Low Henge

2400 BCE
Arbor Low Stones

Arbor Low Stones

2400 BCE
The Ring of Brodgar

The Ring of Brodgar

2300 BCE
Liangzhu Bi Disk

Liangzhu Bi Disk

3300 BCE-2200 BCE
Menhir de Champ-Dolent

Menhir de Champ-Dolent

5500 BCE-2000 BCE
The Kilclooney Dolmen

The Kilclooney Dolmen

3000 BCE-2000 BCE
Heavy Jade Cong 琮

Heavy Jade Cong 琮

3300 BCE-2000 BCE
The Sleeping Lady

The Sleeping Lady

4000 BCE-2000 BCE
Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina

Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina

1100 BCE
Naveta d'Es Tudons

Naveta d'Es Tudons

Unkown2000 BCE-1000 BCE
Talati de Dalt

Talati de Dalt

600 BCE

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