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The Neolithic Revolution was the dramatic change of how humans gained there food this period was from 10,000 to 4000 B.C., it is known as the systematic agriculture or the domestication of animals and the growing of crops on a. Systematic agriculture often resulted in the making of more crops that would feed tons of people. This meant that some people could leave farm work to go work as a trader and crafts so they would transport there food to other people. During the last stages of the Neolithic Age, craftspeople discovered ways of making improved tools and weapons using copper and later bronze. Copper was the first metal to be used in making tools. After 4000B.C. craftspeople in western Asia discovered that a combination of copper and tin created bronze. This led to the Bronze Age from 3000 to 1200 B.C. Specialization of labor led to the trading of goods and a better economy. Civilizations began in response to these changes, large number of people were concentrated in the river valleys of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. This led to a whole new pattern for human life. Civilizations are complex cultures in which large numbers of human beings share a number of common elements. Historians have identified the basic characteristics of civilizations. threw the years people grew and grew in population and they started to build cities, government, religion, art, social structure, and writing. These are the six most important characteristics.