Wayne Kinos; Composer, Keyboard (Synthesizer, Choir)

Misprint Thursday; Lyrics, Vocal

Kevan Paul; Violins

Ulf; Stones, Percussion, Keyboard (Choir, Trumpet), Mix, Master

The Neolithic Revolution is the first agricultural revolution, which spans the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture and settlement. The Neolithic Revolution involved far more than the adoption of a limited set of food-producing techniques. These developments provided the basis for concentrated high population densities settlements, specialized and complex labor diversification, trading economies, the development of non-portable art, architecture, and culture, centralized administrations and political structures, hierarchical ideologies and depersonalized systems of knowledge. The first full-blown manifestation of the entire Neolithic complex is seen in the Middle Eastern Sumerian cities, ca. 3,500 BC, The development of larger societies led to the development of governmental organization. Food surpluses made possible a social elite who were not engaged in agriculture, industry or commerce, but dominated their communities and monopolized decision-making.

image courtesy Didier Descouens / Museum of Toulouse

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