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 »

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 »

The earliest hunters used simple wooden sticks sharpened into spears, and they then began using stone tips sometime between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago. Primitive stone tools were used to butcher animals approximately ... More »

During the long Neolithic period, from 6800 to 3200 B.C., shelters were built using thick timber posts, clay and stone for the foundation and walls, while roofs were made from tree trunks, clay and hay. Other characteris... More »