The Stone Tools of the Neolithic Revolution: Pecking and Grinding

Neolithic Mano and MetateGaining complete understanding of the history of the neolithic age helps greatly in uncovering unfound mysteries of the past. If we were to look at notable authorities and the way they look at history: thirteen thousand years ago population flourished this continent. They state that the Neolithic Revolution couldn't and wouldn't have been here. All the tools being found and stumbled upon are in many amounts and there are thousands upon thousands of tools dating to the New Stone Age (Neolithic Revolution). A simpler way of saying this is: a new way for the creation of tools that were different and more advanced from the Paleolithic period.

One thing is that the Neolithic phase took more of the approach of settling down and farming. It was different from and opposite to the Stone Age (Paleolithic era), the people never being settled and hunting game animal wherever they were present.

The Paleolithic age was a time when tools were created by being chipped and formed with finerNeolithic Axegrained stone. This stone consisted of brittle glass type stones like chert, obsidian, flint, and etc. As the Neolithic period began to come into play, coarser hard stones began to be used. The stone consisted of granite, volcanic rock, and basalt. Because of its coarseness, shaping and forming these tools took greater measures and more time. Pecking and grinding was introduced into the matter and many artifacts and neolithic tools were made.

It is a common concept that the tools being found and discovered by americans are from our american indians. While it may be true that many of the indians used most of these tools, it needs to be realized that the tools had already been made and formed by there former relatives of the Neolithic Revolution. We must take note that the pecking and grinding that had been done, was all together dropped and forfeited. The reason for this is an unknown mystery but many conclusions are included in an analysis as to why. One being that the time it took to create, peck and grind, and form these tools was a long and daunting process.