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Prehistory worksheet link FARMING

At the end of the last ice age, from around 9,600 years ago, hunter gatherers left their nomadic lifestyle and began to settle down. They stopped following the animals herds they relied on for food and began to setup small areas to keep some animals in one place and to grow plants. For most if the 800,000 years before this, hunter gatherer life hardly changed. Becoming farmers was one the biggest change that humans made and it was one that truly started them on the path to becoming us.


ARtefacts

Beaker Pot

With so much of prehistory, the subtleties can be lost and this is a classic example of something that is a seminal point in human development. The capability to store was essential as humans developed from hunter gatherer to farmer. The knowledge, skills and design sensibilities to create storage and other utensils was a watershed point. It is rare to find a complete Beaker pot, so this 3D model allows pupils to inspect a pot as it may have appeared when freshly fired.

This ARtefact displays a 3D model of a traditional Beaker pot. Pots in this style were made by the Beaker people, and are some of the earliest examples of pottery made by prehistoric humans.

Beaker Pot

Farming Timeline

The animation shows a timeline of the same landscape over a long period, around 2,000 years. Showing how the same landscape change better illustrates how farming advanced in Neolithic Britain that eventually led to the landscape we take for granted now. Many pupils will not understand that landscape is ultimately the product of human intervention over millenia.

The Farming Timeline video shows how the landscape of prehistoric Britain changed as farming techniques became more complex, and more land was used for the farming of crops and animals.

Farming Timeline

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