Welcome to the Stone Age!
The stone age lasted a very long time indeed. From the very dawn of man three million years ago, to the farmers of a few thousand years ago. It is called the stone age as you might have guessed, because the people used tools made of stone.
To make it easier to talk about archaeologists have divided the stone age into three main time periods:
- The early stone age (palaeolithic) during the last ice age.
- The middle stone age (mesolithic), from the last ice age until the start of farming.
- The new stone age (neolithic) from the start of farming until the start of the Bronze Age.
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