Stone-Age-beginning of 2.5million years ago • Period is measured by tools made by early man • Men –are cave dwellers belonging to the pre-historic period • Early men were Nomads • Used skin of animals for clothes
Stone Age Vocabulary • Artefacts-objects made or used by humans. • Atlatl-a spear thrower • Archaeologists-who researches ancient cultures by examining their material remains. • Homo sapiens-species of bipedal primates characterized by language and making and using,tools;thinking man. • Genome-a life’s form genetic material.
Anthropologist-one who studies human development,culture and behavior. • Fossil-the remains of a living thing from a previous geologic age. • Hominid-human and human-like beings • Paleontologist-studies fossil remains
Stone Age Paleolithic age (Old Stone Age) 35,000-10,000BC Mesolithic Neolithic (Middle Stone Age) (New Stone Age) 10,000-8,000BC 8,000-3,000BC
Tick the activities that were perfomed by early humans.cross out the wrong ones • 1.Making fire- • 2.Hunting animals- • 3.Watching television- • 4.Reading books- • 5.Surfing the net- • 6.Chopping meat- • 7.Painting on cave walls- • 8.Making tools of stone-
ASSIGNMENT • Collect pictures of tools and weapons of the Early man and paste it in A4 size chart paper and file it. • Prepare a quiz of 10 questions on the life of the people in the Stone Age
Paleolithic Age • ‘Paleo’ means ‘old’ and Lithos means ‘stone’ • Features are-evolution of man,started making tools from stones • Search of food • Period covers about 99% of human history • Nomadic life • Art of speaking
Paleolithic people were great artist –paintings on the roof and walls of caves • Painted only animals that they had to bring down –reindeers,bisons,horses etc • Paintings discovered in caves of Europe • Used knapped stones,wood and bones for hunting