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What was life in the Stone Age really like?

 

http://www.ancientcraft.co.uk/services/school-stoneage.html

 

The Stone Age started around 2.5 million years ago when early humans first created the first stone tools in East Africa and ended with the development of agriculture. During this time tools were fashioned from wood, bone, animals (such as antlers and hides), clay and of course stone.

Stone tools were made from many different kinds of stone - initially what was locally available, but later more exotic stones were used as trading in stone became common. Flint and chert was knapped for use as cutting tools and weapons, while basalt and sandstone were used to ground stone tools.

The end of the stone age came with the smelting of copper ore to produce metal, starting with the Chalcolithic (Copper Age), followed by the more familiar Bronze  and Iron Ages.

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