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STONE AGE TOOLS AND WEAPONS
Transcript of STONE AGE TOOLS AND WEAPONS
STONE AGE SUMMARY
The Stone Age is the name given to the earliest period of human culture when stone tools were first used. The Stone Age ended when men began smelting metal.
The Stone Age is divided into three periods; the Palaeolithic (old Stone Age), Mesolithic (middle Stone Age) and the Neolithic (new Stone Age).
PALEOLITHIC TOOLS AND WEAPONS
humans used a sharp rock as a hand axe to chop various objects
Flints were very popular, as they helped the people create fires. Humans also made thin stone blades which they used as spear heads
MESOLITHIC TOOLS AND WEAPONS
During the Mesolithic man invented many new tools, including the Tranchet adze, a carpentry tool designed to make fishing platforms, boats, and perhaps houses.
Mesolithic people used a wide variety of scrapers to turn raw hides into clothing, tents and other utilities. Some were large and heavy while others were small and delicate Some were flakes that were retouched, others were made on blades
BRONZE AGE SUMMARY
The Bronze Age is a time period when bronze replaced stone as the preferred material for making tools and weapons. This led to improvements in agriculture and brought with it changes in the way people live. Some groups of Bronze Age people developed early writing and other important advances included irrigation, the wheel and the potter’s wheel.
NEOLITHIC TOOLS AND WEAPONS
The Neolithic period began around 6,000 years ago when humans first settled down and began farming. They continued to make tools and weapons from flint and some kinds of tool, such as scrapers for preparing hides, stayed the same. But the Neolithic also saw the introduction of new kinds of stone tool. They made spears and arrows as composite weapons. The harvesting of grain needed new tools such as scythes made from flint. Flake tools continued to be made in the Neolithic.
Here is a few facts to help you with the quiz. The stone age is so called because the people living used stone bone and antler for tools and weapons. the correct order for the different periods is Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. The Mesolithic Stone Age Is up to 7,000 to 4,000 BC and The Neolithic Stone Age is up to 4,000 to 2,000 BC. The stone age was followed by the Bronze age.