The Stone Ages

The Paleolithic vs Neolithic Era

Paleolithic Era

  • The Paleolithic Era lasted until about 12,000 years ago
  • Man survived by hunting animals and gathering plants like roots, berries fruits and leaves.
  • People began to hunt in packs which eventually became tribes.
  • Weapons for hunting were made of bone and stone.
  • The main discovery that marked the end of this time was fire.

Neolithic Era

  • The Neolithic Era began at the end of the Paleolithic era 12,000 years ago.
  • Nomads begin to settle
  • Man began to change his diet and starts to eat small mammals and grains primarily.
  • Agriculture began to take place in settlements.
  • The invention of bronze working sparked a new era of stronger more durable weapons and tools.
  • The man of the Neolithic era was much more advanced as compared to the Paleolithic.