The term Stone Age refers to the prehistoric period before the advent of metal-working, when most tools were fashioned from rocks and stones. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the Stone Age lasted about 2.5 million yea... More »

Archaeological evidence points to the likelihood that Neanderthals, who lived during the New Stone Age, circa 10,200 to 2000 BC, wore some kind of protective clothing made from animal skins. The specific animals used for... More »

The period of time commonly referred to as the Stone Age, or more specifically the "Old" or "Early" Stone Age, began with the first emergence of human beings and ended about 12,000 years ago. The descriptive term "Stone ... More »

The Old Stone Age is also known as the Paleolithic Era and began at the dawn of human existence, about 2.5 million years ago, until 12,000 years ago. The New Stone Age is also called the Neolithic Era and lasted from abo... More »

Cavemen used a variety of stone and wood weapons including clubs, the atlatl, spears, slings, arrows and knives. Other common tools, such as stone hand axes or even heavy grinding stones, could also be used as weapons if... More »

Although at least 20 types of rocks have been identified at the site, Stonehenge is made from two primary types of stone: sarsen sandstone and bluestone, with the stones forming the external wall of the circle in Stonehe... More »

The earliest tools of cavemen, dating back millions of years, were made of bone, stone and wood. The handaxe was the first major tool developed by early humans, consisting simply of a sharpened stone held in the hand and... More »