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Neolithic

  1. the period of the new Stone Age which began approximately 10,000 years ago in the Middle East but not until c. 5,500 years ago in Britain where it lasted until c. 4,500 years ago. The period marks the beginning of plant cultivation and domestication of animals by humans.
  2. relating to this period.
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It revealed an enclosed structure potentially dating back to the Neolithic period, possibly 5,500 years old.
The Cuween Hill cairn suggests there was a belief in an afterlife in Neolithic times, with evidence of complex burial rites.
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Canines and humans laid to rest side-by-side have been found at other Middle Neolithic sites in northern Italy and southern France, but the Bobila Madurell tomb - just north of Barcelona - has more dogs than any other, the study said.
This is the conclusion of a research study led by Universitat AutEaAnoma de Barcelona, and the University of Barcelona, which provides new data to describe and understand the presence of dogs in sacred and funerary spaces of the middle Neolithic in the Iberian Peninsula, and gets an insight on the relation between humans and these animals.
Measuring 24.38 metres wide and 8.13 metres high, they are South-east Asia's largest hematite Neolithic rock art, and believed to be the only drawings of their kind in Malaysia.
This bread's age put it in the same timeline as the Neolithic era.
Members of the French mission at the conference pointed out that they had found a tomb dating back to the Neolithic era in Sharbathat, as well as stone tools around the tomb.
The remains of at least 10 adults, adolescents and children were placed in the cave-like structure over the course of 1,200 years in the Neolithic era.