Written and Illustrated by Phillip Martin
The Stone Age is the period of human history before the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
The Stone Age gets its name from stones. But why? It is the age when early humans first started using stones for their tools and weapons. This was a game changer helping them hunt, build and make their lives easier.
The Stone Age Archaeologists study artifacts to determine when and where the Stone Age started. Not all places on the planet had development at the same time so dates vary. But, people started using tools about two million years ago.
The Stone Age Archaeologists divide the Stone Age into three periods, depending on the sophistication of the tools used. The three periods are the Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age), the Mesolithic Age (Middle Stone Age) and the Neolithic Age (New Stone Age).
The Stone Age The Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age) took place during the last ice age. It may come as a surprise to learn, the Paleolithic Age lasted so long it accounts for 99% of all human history!
The Stone Age In the Paleolithic Age, tools were also made from wood and bone. Languages developed and people even began to express themselves with art on the walls of caves.
The Stone Age The Mesolithic Age (Middle Stone Age) was the period of time between the ice age and the introduction of farming.
The Stone Age During the Mesolithic Age, weapons were more refined and smaller. This included arrows and spears. Man’s best friend, the faithful dog, was domesticated at this time from wolves!
The Stone Age The Neolithic Age (New Stone Age) was the time between the start of farming and the beginning of the Bronze Age. By this time, people also had cows and sheep.
The Stone Age Farming permitted people to stay in one location instead of constantly moving in search of food. Communities grew, different roles in the community developed and trade connected people to other parts of the world.
The Stone Age North America Europe Asia Africa South America Australia Earliest human findings are in Africa. From there, early humans migrated into Europe and Asia before they continued on to the rest of the world.
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