The Stone Age

The Stone Age

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The Stone Age was a time thousands of years ago, when early humans lived in caves and jungles. Life was simple, and there were only two main things to do – to protect themselves from the wild animals and to gather food. It started almost with the evolution of mankind.

For both purposes, people made tools from stone. The oldest stone tool that we have as an evidence is almost 3.4 million years old . It was found in Lower Awash Valley in Ethiopia. Stones were also used to make fire. And since in those times humans used stone for almost everything they did, we call it The Stone Age. The Stone Age ended somewhere in between 6000 BC to 2500 BC; around this time stone tools got replaced by tools made of copper.

In the early years of the Stone Age, humans used stones besides wood and bone tools for chopping tasks (these were the choppers). Later, they learnt to develop a special kind of sharp stone called flint – which was used to cut and chip things quickly. As the humans became smarter they started to make even more complex tools than before. The flints were probably used as barbs on arrows, spears and other composite tools.

The Stone Age people just ate animals and plants. They wrapped themselves in animal fur and sat around fire to keep warm. Stone Age people could communicate with written symbols. All their words and ideas were expressed in symbols. They were talented artists.

The Stone Age went on for a long time. Obviously in the beginning of the Stone Age rock shelters were the way to go. Any signs of trouble and the humans would go hiding in the caves. In India, the Bhimbetka rock shelters show the earliest signs of human life in the region. They are almost 30,000 years old. Some researchers have discovered Stone Age art in European caves. The inside walls of the cave are adorned with paintings of animals like horses, deer, and mammoths !

With time the stone age humans moved out of their rock shelters and needed to live near water sources. An early settlement near the banks river Danube in Serbia called Lepenski Vir is a village like settlement with a lot of sculptures carved out of stones and cobbles. This was the time when for the first time humans kept dogs as pets. Wow! dogs have been our best friends for a long time then.

The last stage of Stone Age was when people discovered farming and life became more systematic. Pots and pans were made out of clay. Large scale buildings were built. Stone walls and straw roof were common. Stonehenge is a wonderful example of that time.

Now, let us see if you can guess the name of a very popular cartoon which is about Stone Age men and how they lived?

The Flintstones!

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92 responses to “The Stone Age”

  1. Mehrotra Purvi Avatar

    Nice paper.

  2. Arusha Avatar

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  3. bella5555 Avatar

    do you have any facts about animal because i am doing a poster on the stone ange animals in school :)?

  4. alexis Avatar

    cool could you possibly make more facts i have a project at school and this isnt enough

  5. emily Avatar

    I think u should add more facts, because at school I must research about the stone age, but it was still very good.

  6. amna Avatar

    very good..thankyou sooo much!!! it helped alot

  7. annie Avatar

    i need to know about there homes and theres no infermatoin

  8. kinooze Avatar

    Annie, We will try to add the information that you need. Thx.

  9. annie Avatar

    u guys = great :)

  10. Harley Avatar

    There is not enough information about stone age crafts!!

  11. Nope Avatar

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  12. Nope Avatar

    yes me too can i have some facts on food please?

  13. Emma Avatar

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    alicia chadwixk

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    Temi Moronfolu

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  17. stephanie Avatar

    i really liked this programe. you can improve it by adding more facts about stone age because it would help me on my school project. it was still very helpful. thank you

  18. Yehya Avatar

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  19. Aaliyah Avatar

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    gunzul kashif

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  21. parys Avatar

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  23. olivia weatherburn Avatar
    olivia weatherburn

    Could you put more photos put on please because I am doing a project

  24. grace Avatar

    more facts on food plz I’m doing homework and this isn’t enough can you more about their jobs more about what they ate and all stuff plz like how the children lived thanks this just isn’t enough

  25. Kitty Avatar

    I think this website is amazing!
    This is so useful,plus can you please add some more facts about their homes?
    My school is studying their homes.
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  26. Jade horoanson Avatar
    Jade horoanson

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  27. Amber barrien Avatar
    Amber barrien

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  28. Megan Brownridge Avatar
    Megan Brownridge

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  29. sandra Avatar

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  30. jessica Avatar

    These are lots of facts about the stone age

  31. jess Avatar

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  33. soliana Avatar

    i like reading the facts

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  35. chloe Avatar

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  36. Hollie jones Avatar

    It helped me write ten facts cheers

  37. Filvia Avatar

    Hi Hollie!!! Helped me write 10 facts as well

  38. hannah Avatar

    I’m doing a poster about stone age animals in school to. Please can you put can you put down some information about animals as well.

  39. Imogen Avatar

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  40. farwa kazmi Avatar
    farwa kazmi

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  41. TAYAGN Avatar

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  42. Tayyba Avatar

    I love this gives me so much info

  43. joe Avatar

    same I agree with because this is for my homework and its due in 2 days, and its not enough facts. it would be cool if u could put more.

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  45. Stu Avatar

    “The Stone Age people just ate animals and plants.”

    They missed out on delicious…stones.

  46. cool Avatar

    This gave me so much info

  47. Professor awesome Avatar
    Professor awesome

    Do you have any more facts about their cloths? it would so help me and my mates – need more facts about discovery of fire, domestication of animals and plants etc. So helpful so far

  48. Lebron James Avatar
    Lebron James

    Can i make a tool like that

  49. Krissalyn Scott Avatar
    Krissalyn Scott

    This website is great for me. I’m doing an Essay and this website gives out a lot of information for the early peoples past and how they used things like fire. This website is great!

  50. Krissalyn Scott Avatar
    Krissalyn Scott

    That’s funny but gross at the same time!

  51. Krissalyn Scott Avatar
    Krissalyn Scott

    I need help with finding out more about fire

  52. Santos Avatar

    Hm.. AHHAHA

    Is that all. I’m the smartest kid in my Essex

  53. Arusha Avatar

    I recently learned that the Stone Age was divided into 3 parts:- Palaeolithic Age, Mesolithic Age and Neolithic Age:- old, middle and new respectively

  54. adel Avatar

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  56. charlotte Avatar

    I need to now about if stone age men had cars

  57. Alfi Avatar

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    Paige Lilly May Dodson

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    nimca farah

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  61. Molly Avatar

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  62. briana aguirre Avatar
    briana aguirre

    hello thank you for the important facts i need it for the project im doing i would like if you can add to this website adding more about the houses they lived in thank you very much

  63. abdo Avatar

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  64. Bedfastleaderoyeah Avatar

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  65. anonymous Avatar

    it was actually 3 million years ago, so you’re wrong

  66. Naomi Avatar

    I have written down some of the facts down for my homework. I wrote down three. I did not know they lived in jungles i thought only caves. And i did not know they even made tools or had tools so i surely did not know they made tools. good job! i guess it must of took ages to write all of it. i love the facts! <3

  67. Naomi Avatar

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  68. ChezFoster Avatar

    I am so desperate to know why the New Stone Age people often settled beside Rivera!

  69. dd Avatar

    can you please do more of the stone age please and thank you

  70. Buster54321 Avatar

    Thanks for the info, but please find some info on different trees that existed during the stone age.

  71. Millie rose Avatar
    Millie rose

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  72. leehia Avatar

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  73. Yishau Avatar

    Cave people are sick

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  77. Fill Avatar

    I need notes, not facts. I have to write notes

  78. Ruby keogh Avatar
    Ruby keogh

    This is so cool it’ll help me with the fact file that I’m doing

  79. Anoushka Avatar

    I wish it said what they ate and how they survived

  80. Morgan Parker Avatar
    Morgan Parker

    thank you it helped me understand the stone age much better than I did before

  81. Kara Avatar

    I need to know what different things the men, the women and the children did. Can you please have some facts about that? It would make my project so much easier.

  82. william thompson Avatar
    william thompson

    good 6/10 (the joke was terrible)

  83. ben Avatar

    this saved me from spending 2 years in 4th grade

  84. Bridget Avatar

    Can you give information about the old, middle and new stone age?

  85. Emily Avatar

    I’m learning about Stone Age at school
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