We know that the Paleolithic period was the first period where we believe humans became more advanced. It was in this stone age era that homo sapiens fashioned tools, very primitive tools, but at the very least, they were making progress. Shelter from the storm and the dangers of mother nature were always present so early humans had to conduct their own type of roof installation process.
They started off by making their base in caves and continued their roof installation process by adding materials that they sourced from nearby trees and stones.
They way that they might have done projects in setting up their roofing installations would have been interesting. Did they set goal of completing the roof installation by a certain date and then collecting the resources, human resources plus the materials and set a schedule to finish it? It certainly would have been interesting to see how their minds worked and how we have progressed over time.
But that was the Paleolithic period, a period that took place more than two million years ago, let us take a look at how roof installation was done in the next period. What happened next? After all, incremental progress is good in every part of life, even in roof installation.
The Period of Migration and Progress in Roof Installation
We know that the next period was the Neolithic period. Humans had progressed much more and had a better control of their environment. They didn’t have to hunt and gather as much. They had learned to raise crops. They were transitioning into being settlers and people who were able to do more, helping to form a basis for planning for the future. This Neolithic era was the last segment of the stone age. Homo Sapiens were able to make tools that were a bit more refined, they were still based out of stone but they were better than the Paleolithic era.
The Neolithic Era went from around 6000 BC to 2000 BC, that’s 4,000 years! Progress takes time. As they progressed in this era, we can be sure that they were able to create better forms of housing and had increased their roof installation practices and methods, even delving into roofing repair with minimal resources.
The groups of individuals did not necessarily just automatically start being settlers, they might have figured out over time that the seasons did change and that they could move around to have better chances of survival. They did a mixture of activities they conducted small scale agriculture and then shifted back to foraging depending on the seasons that they were in. They were still moved by the elements and mother nature but they were able to slowly get a little more control over their environment.
In this period we witness the slow shift away from having to continuously go out, gather and hunt for food and survival.
The organization of society also shifted to meet the new demands for survival. Individuals had to form groups and work together to foster the growth of cereals, foods that would be able to last them for a while. This is where individuals came up with more tools that were need to conduct irrigation and farming.
As humans tended toward become settlers, they were able to form more complex forms of housing that required better roof installation and better ways of living.
Different types of structures were evidenced, indicating that roofing repair was conducted and needed. As humans settled, they became more interested in preserving what they had and being able to plan for the future. The more successful a group of people became, the more that others gravitated toward them to partake and contribute in the new society.
That brought us to where we are today, where we not only delve into roof installation and roofing repair but also gutter installation and gutter repair services. It is an indication that humans have come a long way from their humble beginnings, and for the sake of humanity, we hope that we keep making similar progress instead of walking backwards towards stone age with our actions against global warming and other natural phenomenon.
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