9,500 — 400 BCE

9,500 — 400 BCE

Neolithic Period (9,500—4,000 BCE)

Introduction of agriculture and the establishment of settled farming communities and villages with:

  • domestication of animals
  • invention of pottery
  • emergence of religious beliefs and cultic practices, as represented in figurines and tools

Jericho was developed as one of the earliest fortified settlements in the world