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Hands on History - Ancient Britain: Activities for Families and Groups

Hands on History - Ancient Britain: Activities for Families and Groups

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History of countryside, farming and agriculture in the UK Welcome to our unique history of the countryside series. The above and below links will transport you through 15,000 years of our countryside's history. Each time period contains information on population, crops, livestock, farming systems, woodland & hedges, social economy and climate. Each time period has custom 3D images and animations for you to view and download. Tools And The Stone Age - World History For Kids Tools and the Stone Age One of the most important advancements in human history was the development and use of tools. Tools allowed hominids to become the masters of their environments, to hunt, to build, and to perform important tasks that made life easier for them. The first tools were made out of stone. Prehistory - World 1 Web-Quests Your Task For each category answer all the questions listed. All of the answers can be found in the websites provided to you. Write your answers on the handout or you can download the file at the bottom of this page. Cave Art

Snettisham Iron Age hoards Torcs are large ornaments made from precious metals or bronze, worn around the neck, and are found across Britain and Europe during the Iron Age. More torcs have been discovered in East Anglia than any other region, with a particular focus in northwest Norfolk. The majority of torcs are found in hoards – groups of artefacts placed together in the ground. The Stone Age The Stone Age Prehistoric cultural stage, or level of human development, characterized by the creation and use of stone tools. Robert A. Guisepi Date:2000 Archaeology is concerned with the origins and development of early human culture between the first appearance of man as a tool-using mammal, which is believed to have occurred about 600,000 or 700,000 years ago, and the beginning of the Recent geologic era, about 8000 BC.

The Old Stone Age (Paleolithic Era) The Old Stone Age (Paleolithic Era) -from the beginning of human existence until around 12,000 years ago Why do we call this time in history the Stone Age? During this time humans used stone to make tools and stone was used many times as part of the actual tool. Tools are objects that make our lives easier. Early Stone Age Tools The earliest stone toolmaking developed by at least 2.6 million years ago. The Early Stone Age includes the most basic stone toolkits made by early humans. The Early Stone Age in Africa is equivalent to what is called the Lower Paleolithic in Europe and Asia. The oldest stone tools, known as the Oldowan toolkit, consist of at least: • hammerstones that show battering on their surfaces; • stone cores that show a series of flake scars along one or more edges; and • sharp stone flakes that were struck from the cores and offer useful cutting edges, along with lots of debris from the process of percussion flaking. By about 1.76 million years ago, early humans began to strike really large flakes and then continue to shape them by striking smaller flakes from around the edges. The resulting implements included a new kind of tool called a handaxe.

History: The Stone Ages Global rating average: 0.0 out of These websites are all about the period of time known as the Stone Age. Find out what kinds of shelters people lived in, what technologies they had, and how they got food. Lascaux The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imagination and to profoundly move new generations of visitors from around the world. To celebrate this prehistoric wonder, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication's is pleased to present its latest multimedia publication – an update of the original Lascaux website, which was first put on line in 1998. The new site has been entirely reworked in both form and content, reflecting the latest advances in archaeological research.

San hunter-gatherer society in the Later Stone Age Lived off the environment The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. They mostly survived by hunting Gemsbok and other antelope and gathering plants.