Life during the Old Stone Age

Life Style

How they survived

These people lived about 12,000 to 70,000 years ago. Early homo Sapiens or Cro Magnon man survived by hunting wild animals and gathering. The hunted animals like mamoths, wild boars, and rein deer. They also gathered vegetables and fruits such as shabby inkcaps, scurvy grass, crow berry, monel, wild cabbage, and gooseberry.

Tools they used

  • stone
  • wood
  • Bone tools

Diagrams of tools and every day life

The New Stone Age or Neolithic Era


During the New Stone age Humans began to settle down and farm. The began to clear out land for crops. Also they began to domesticate animals such as goats and sheep. Because they started using these new techniques technology advanced very fast.


The Old Stone Age was much harder to survive. The tools were not as useful as those in the New Stone Age. The Old Stone age people had to constantly be moving following their food. But in The New Stone age they settled down and controlled their own food. They farmed and produced their own product.