By: JcbsGrl
Prehistoric Art in Europe: Lascaux and Altamira Prehistoric art in Europe dates back to the Upper Paleolithic period, spanning from 40,000 to 10,000 years ago and is sometimes known as the Late Stone Age and ending with the Little Ice Age. The Upper...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Stone Age is when man fashioned tools and weapons instead of selecting them from the environment. It is the era that definitively separated human behavior from animal behavior. And by the close of the Stone Age, man was moving from a food gatherer to...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Prehistoric art is usually assigned to the pre-literate era of the Stone Age. This covers the period of about 1,750,000B.C. to about 5,000B.C. In this period, there is evidence of carvings, painting, pottery, spinning and weaving. Once the last Ice...
By: River Addington
The Stone Age was the first of three ages named after the prevalent tool-making material of its age lasting from the beginning of humanity until about 6,000 B.C. As implied, stone was the popular building material in the Stone Age. This is more...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Bronze Age was a "happening" time. In the previous Stone Age, patterns of "man's" interaction with the environment seem similar in most countries. No clear individual, geographical identity emerged until the Bronze Age of c.3200B.C. to 1200B.C. Then, city states, rulers...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Over the last century, Africa, particularly east Africa in the Great Rift Valley, has become a treasure trove for archaeologists and paleontologists seeking evidence of pre-historic life, in particular pre-historic man. However, in the late 20th century and early 21st century, Niger in the Sahara...
By: Roberta Lee Small
Science has established by DNA the existence of a woman who lived 200,000 years ago in Africa, and through our maternal lineage, every person alive today converges back to this ancient woman. For many years it was thought that we are from the Neanderthal...
By: Gordon Hamilton
The Stone Age is the now somewhat redundant collective expression for the periods in man's history more properly defined as the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic and covers a time span of more than two million years. It includes the period of the most recent Ice...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Iron Age was the age of alternatives and innovations. Some countries slipped from the Stone Age to the Iron Age without the intermediary Bronze Age. Some were surrounded by Iron Age progress, yet remained at various levels of the Stone Age. Some countries utilized...
By: G. Everett
A Danish archaeologist Christian Thomsen first coined the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age as the Three-Age System. These can easily be identified by their descriptive names. Copper and bronze, 10% tin and 90% copper, became the first metals that started the...

 

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