Old Stone Age vs New stone age

lives of humans during the old stone age

Humans were grouped together in small scale societies such as bands and gained their subsistence from gathering plants and hunting wild animals. The Paleolithic is characterized by the use of stone tools known as choppers, although at the time, humans also used wood and bone tools. Other organic commodities were adapted for use as tools, including leather, vegetable and fibers. Food of these hunter-gatherers included animals and plants that were part of the environment in which they lived. Paleolithic people particularly liked animal organ meats including the livers, kidneys and brains. They also ate leaves and roots and towards the end of this period wild cereal grains.

Lives of humans during the new stone age

In the Neolithic, the New Stone Age, agricultural practices were started. Due to the increased need to harvest and process plants, ground stone and polished stone artifacts became much more widespread, including tools for grinding, cutting, and chopping. New dietary habits were introduced. Including the consumption of planted cereal, grains and dairy products. Trade was also introduced. The earliest evidence for established trade exists in the Neolithic with newly settled people importing exotic goods over distances of many hundreds of miles.

Comparing and contrasting the old and new stone age

The old stone age and new stone age varied pretty drastically. such as in dwelling. In the new stone age their houses were supported by mud bricks and timber. in the old stone age people lived in mouths of caves, huts, and skin tents. In the new stone age they farmed in permanent settlements and raised herded/animals; agriculture was discovered and became a major source of food; families evolved.

Also in the new stone age tools was polished and sharpened by grinding. In the old stone age tools were chipped stone, wooden weapons, and light stoned tools not sharpened. Governance in the new stone age. Military and religious leaders had authority. Monarchy emerged. In the old stone age it was more of a tribal clan thing. Controlled by the elders or the powerful.