Stone Age

The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with a sharp edge, a point, or a percussion surface. The period lasted roughly 3.4 million years, and ended between 4500 BC and 2000 BC with the advent of metalworking. Stone Age artifacts include tools used by humans and by their predecessor species in the genus Homo, as well as the earlier partly contemporaneous genera Australopithecus and Paranthropus. Bone tools were used during this period as well, but are more rarely preserved in the archaeological record. The Stone Age is further subdivided by the types of stone tools in use.

The Stone Age is the first of the three-age system of archaeology, which divides human technological prehistory into three periods:

  • The Stone Age
  • The Bronze Age
  • The Iron Age

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Modern Popular Culture and The Stone Age
... The image of the caveman is commonly associated with the Stone Age ... the 2003 documentary series showing the evolution of humans through the Stone Age was called Walking with Cavemen, although only the last programme showed humans living in caves ... Other depictions of the Stone Age include the best-selling Earth's Children series of books by Jean M ...
Monuments And Historic Sites Of Zambia - NHCC Declared National Monuments - Prehistoric Monuments
... Springs, Lochinvar National Park, Monze Late Stone Age human skeletons from about 4,000 years ago ... Kasamba Stream Grinding Grooves, Samfya — Iron Age site 1.6 km south of boma where axes and iron implements were sharpened, at 11°20' S 29°33' E ... Makwe Rock Shelter, Katete Late Stone Age site which yielded many tools, (6000 years old) 3.2 km S of Kondwelani School, at 14°24' S, 31°56' E ...
Stord (island) - Fitjar - Early History
... The area around Fitjar has been settled since the Stone Age ... The mild climate of the last ice age meant that much of the area was covered by forest, most probably oak, ash and lime, and the area was rich with wildlife, deer and wild boar ... said there have been people on Fitjar in 10,000 years, and it's made many discoveries of stone tools around the Fitjar, but these strains were ...
Stunner (Stone Age Site)
... Stunner was a Stone Age settlement located in Ski, in Akershus County, Norway ... More than 700 pieces of flint and other stone artifacts has been found at the site ... The flint finds from the Stone Age settlement at Stunner reveal that the site was populated around 11000 years ago ...
Sagardighi (community Development Block) - History - Stone Age
... Small weapons made of stone, which are around 15,000-20,000 years old, have been discovered by archaeologists of the State Archaeology Department at Ekani Chandpara in Sagardighi ...

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