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Prehistoric Recreation and Leisure

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Liana Merrill

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Prehistoric Recreation and Leisure
4500 BC - 2000 BC

Recreation During Prehistoric Times
Majority of time was spent towards survival
Little time for leisure activities
What Changed?
Ancient people began to settle and build communities
They began to grow crops
Free time available for different activities
Recreational Activities:
Cave Art
Spiritual Ceremonies
War Games
Benefits from Leisure

Children learned skills through play
Transportation (Kayaking)
Development of farming tools
Art was used to document events
interacting with in the community
interacting with in the community
By Lee Jenkins and Liana Merrill
Social Class and Leisure
Who Participated in Art, Music, and Recreation activities?
Boys and men hunted and practiced war games
Elders and spiritual leaders instructed spiritual rituals and ceremonies
Women made pottery and paints for cave art
Young girls learned to care for a family
Recreation began to develop once ancient people settled
Increase in community interaction
Activities helped youth prepare for adult responsibilities
In many cultures everyone could participate in some form of leisure
In Egypt spiritual rituals were only done for pharaohs, priests and nobles
Works Cited
3000bc: Notes and References. (n.d.). 3000bc. Retrieved January 6, 2014, from http://www.stanford.edu/~meehan/donnellyr/3000bc.html
Ancient History:. (n.d.). Infoplease. Retrieved January 6, 2014, from http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001198.html
Climate, Culture, and Catastrophe in the Ancient World. (n.d.). Climate, Culture, and Catastrophe in the Ancient World. Retrieved January 5, 2014, from http://www.stanford.edu/~meehan/donnellyr/summary.html
Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. (2013). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. (Original work published 2006)
Lerner, K. L., & Lerner, B. W. (2007). World of Sports Science. Detroit, Mich.: Thomson Gale.
Neolithic and Bronze Ages. (n.d.). BBC News. Retrieved January 5, 2014, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/timeline/neolithic_timeline_noflash.shtml
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