Old Stone Age Vs. New Stone Age
By Jason Franz
- 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
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
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.
•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.
- Some new tools were added by using copper and bronze.
- 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.