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.