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Life in the Stone Age

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A Day in the Life Of A 10-Year-Old in Ancient Britain - Hands on History - BBC. What was life like during the Stone Age? | Unsworth Primary School. In this enquiry we will be looking at the tools people used, homes and farming techniques. Use the links and information below to try and find out about these aspects. What was the Stone Age? The Stone Age was a time thousands of years ago, when 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 . The Stone Age went on for a long time. When was the Stone Age? The Stone Age lasted roughly 3.4 million years. The Ages of the Stone Age The stone age can be split into three phases, the Palaeolithic (old stone age), Mesolithic (middle stone age) and Neolithic (new stone age). Tools One of the most important advancements in human history was the development and use of tools. Homes Stone Age Cave paintings Farming. DK Find Out! | Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more! BBC Bitesize - How did Stone Age hunter-gatherers live? Homo Habilis "Handy Man" - Early Humans for Kids. Early man did not have sharp claws or strong sharp teeth. He was not larger or stronger than other animals. He could not run like deer or antelope.

So how did early man survive? He had to use the things that animals did not have, reason and invention. Early man invented and created stone and bone weapons and tools. With these tools, early man could kill and trap those animals he needed for food. With stone axes and spears, he could defend against those animals that thought he might be food. The Stone Age is considered to have begun about two million years ago, and ended sometime after the end of the last ice age about ten thousand years ago. During the Stone Age, Homo Habilis appeared. Some scientists believe that Homo Habilis did not know how to start a fire.

Campfires were very useful to Homo Habilis since fire keeps most animals away, so a campfire would be watched carefully to keep it going. Kidspast. Organizing paleolithic societies (video)