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 »

People who lived during the Stone Age ate meat, vegetation and grains. Their diets are likely similar to the diets of many farmers who live in Asia, especially in India and China. 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 »

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 »

Some of the earliest inventions of the Stone Age were simple hammerstones that showed evidence of battering, and stone cores, used for a variety of purposes, such as chopping. These stone cores could also produce sharp s... 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 »