Around 4,000 BC, first signs of economic and cultural developments, as associated with the Neolithic or New Stone Age was taking place. Their route was from Africa and Asia Minor along the waterways of the Mediterranean and Danube into Europe.
First signs were taking place, as Europeans began cultivating crops and domesticating goats, sheep and cattle.
More permanent settlements, replaced the hunter-gatherer camps we were so used to. With more permanent settlements came rectangular log houses, circular thatched huts on wooden platforms. Stone axed heads were shaped and fitted with wooden handles.
Neolithic farmers were known for the earliest creation of pottery.
By 3500 the custom of creation of stone structures used for funerals had extended across Western Europe; tombs.
Britain’s Stonehenge dated back to 2,000 BC and is believed to be linked with such practices.