The stone age : An another aspect of history

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  • Stone Age Period- 

The Stone Age was a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make tools with an pointed edge,sharp point, or a percussion surface.  The period lasted for roughly 3.4 million years, and ended between 8700 BCE and 2000 BCE , with the arrival of metalworking.

  •  Periods in which Stone Age was divided-

Stone Age was divided into 3 periods-
1) Paleolithic or (old stone age)
2) Mesolithic or (middle stone age)
3) Neolithic or (new stone age)

Around 500,000 BCE a group of early humans, called Homo heidelbergensis, came to Europe from Africa and eventually evolved into Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals). In the Middle Paleolithic, Neanderthals were present in the region now occupied by Poland.
                 This era is marked by the use of tools by our early human ancestors (who evolved around 300,000 B.C.)

  •  Stone-Age food

1)Fruit and nuts-Fruit, nuts, and seeds ripened in the summer and autumn, providing a varied diet. 
2)Fish-Spears were used to catch big fish, such as salmon etc
3)Eggs-Birds' eggs were easy to gather from nests and could be eaten raw. ...
4)Plants-Many leaves were gathered for food, including young nettles and dandelions.

  • Why it was called stone age-

It is called the Stone Age because the most common stone tools humans had made were of stone. When humans began to smelt metal and make  tools of them, As the stone age ended it was  followed by bronze age.

  • Ending of stone age-

The Stone Age marks a period of prehistory in which humans used ancient stone tools. Lasting roughly 2.5 million years, the Stone Age ended around 5,000 years ago when humans in the Near East began working with metal and making tools and weapons from bronze.

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