Old Stone Age Vs. New Stone Age

By Jason Franz

Paleolithic Era

The Old Stone Age was a period of time that lasted until about 12,000 to 70,000 years ago.

  • Stone Age people were Nomads, or people who had no settled home.
  • There was another important development – the discovery of fire
  • Man survived by hunting animals and gathering roots, berries, leaves, and seeds.
  • Cave Art can be found showing men hunting in groups
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Hunting during the Paleolithic Era

  • Antlers may have been used as a disguise during the hunt.
  • Some animals that were hunted were animals that could be used for multiple purposes such as Mammoths, Wild-Boar, and Reindeer.

Gathering During The Paleolithic Era

  • Some Common plants and roots were Scurvy Grass, Crowberry, Morel, Shappy Inkcaps, Wild Cabbage, Goosebury

Neolithic Age

The New Stone Age lasted until about 6,000 to 12,000 years ago.

  • The development of agriculture began over a long period of time in multiple places at a time.

  • People during this time began to settle in one place.

Domesticating Animals

•The first farmers also learned how to domesticated wild goats, cattle, and sheep.


  • Due to farming people no longer needed to travel great distances to gather food.
  • Early people learned to care for plants such as wheat, barley, peas, and lentils.

New Tools

  • Some new tools were added by using copper and bronze.

Farming tools

  • The axe, bottom, was used for clearing.
  • A flat rock and rounded stone, center, were used for grinding flour.
  • Flint sickles were used for harvesting cereal crops.
  • Perforated clay slabs were most likely used to ventilate bread ovens.
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