The Stone Age

differences between the paleolithic and neolithic age

Paleolithic age

The paleolithic age lasted until about 12,000 to 70,000 years ago. People used stone and bone tools to get by and hunted and gathered fruits and grains. They used animal skin for shelter. The discovery of fire was very crutial and revolutionized the way of life for cave men.
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Neolithic Age

The neolithic age lasted until about 6,000 to 12,000 years ago. Along with the new stone age came many improvements. The new age people started to domesticate animals and crops. They also discovered new farming tools, metal tools and more efficient ways to hunt. Neolithic man lived on settlements as farming became widely used.
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Compare and Contrast the new and old stone age

In the first picture, men of the old stone age are shown making tools of stone and trying to start a fire. In the second picture the neolithic men are shown farming and they don't look as hungry and desperate as the others.

Though there were many improvements of the new stone age, both stone ages were no where near the technological advancements of today.

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