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Stone Age People - Chapter Summary
How did Stone Age people farm? Make music and fire? Bury their dead? These are just a few of the topics you will explore when you use this chapter. Short lessons highlight key terms and historical facts about Stone Age tools, clothing, shelters and more. These lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device to allow for the creation of a convenient and self-paced study schedule. You can also print lesson transcripts for quick reference. Once you have completed a thorough review of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe characteristics that marked Stone Age people as nomads and hunters
- Identify what Stone Age people wore and what they lived in
- Discuss how these people used and designed farm equipment, flint tools, pottery and architectural structures
- Tell how Stone Age people discovered and made fire
- Note which burial rites and practices Stone Age people used
- Name the musical instruments Stone Age people used
- List the things Stone Age people ate and drank
- Detail how Stone Age people communicated
1. Stone Age Clothing & Shoes
Have you ever wondered what the first clothes and shoes were like? Read this lesson to learn more about clothing types and materials in the Stone Age, the earliest period of human history.
2. How did Stone Age Man Make Fire? - Discovery, Importance & Facts
How did ancient people discover and use fire? In this lesson, we're going to explore that question and see what archaeologists say about the origins and roles of fire in human history.
3. Stone Age Farming & Farm Equipment
Farming is a relatively new invention for humanity, but the creation of the agricultural lifestyle is relatively recent for human history. You can learn more about how farming developed, what it was like, and what tools were used in this lesson.
4. What did Stone Age People Eat and Drink?
Human life was much different during the period known as the Stone Age. If you want to learn more about the lives of humans during this period, this lesson is for you. In this lesson, we'll learn about the kinds of food that humans ate during the Stone Age.
5. The Stone Age: Nomads & Hunter Gatherers
Life in the Stone Age was very different from life today. In this lesson, we'll explore the nomadic and hunter-gatherer societies of the time and see how they survived.
6. The Stone Age: Music, Flutes & Other Instruments
What was life like for ancient people? Perhaps a little more musical than you'd expect. In this lesson, we'll examine ancient instruments and theories about the role of music in Stone Age life.
7. The Stone Age: Shelters, Huts & Houses
Stone Age people did not just live in caves by themselves, but built huts and even homes in villages and cities as humanity and technology developed. You can learn more about these architectural stages in this lesson.
8. Stone Age Astronomy & Astronomical Sites
Did you know that the earliest people were also the first to study astronomy and recognize some of the constellations we study today? Learn more about astronomy and astronomical sites of the Stone Age in this lesson.
9. Roles of Women in the Stone Age
Gender is a concept that changes across time and around the world. So, what did it mean back in the earliest days of humanity's existence? In this lesson, we'll examine women's roles in Stone Age societies and see how they changed with time.
10. Stone Age Pottery: History, Designs & Patterns
Pottery is a big deal in human history. In this lesson, we're going to explore the invention of pottery and its spread around the world way back in the Stone Age.
11. The Stone Age: Writing & Communication
While the Stone Age people might not have had the developed writing systems we have in the 21st century, our use of symbols to communicate seems to date back to this period, which you can learn more about in this lesson.
12. The Stone Age: Architecture & Structures
Have you ever looked at the massive structures of the Stone Age and wondered ''why did they build that?'' If so, read this lesson to learn more about popular Stone Age architecture and the purpose of the various structures.
13. Stone Age Flint Tools
Flint was a very important part of Stone Age life, but why? In this lesson, we'll see how flint was used and what made it so valuable to people of the Stone Age.
14. The Stone Age: Burials & Tombs
Humans are unique in our treatment of the dead, which we take very seriously. So, how did people handle this in the past? In this lesson, we'll examine Stone Age burials and see what they tell us about our ancient ancestors.
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Other chapters within the Major Eras in World History Study Guide course
- The Stone Age
- The Bronze & Iron Ages
- Classical Greece
- Rome & the Holy Roman Empire
- Government & Culture in the Middle Ages
- Renaissance & Reformation
- World Exploration & Colonization
- Revolution & Independence Movements
- The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
- A World at War
- The Cold War Era
- The Hittite Empire
- The Neolithic Age
- The Paleolithic Age
- The Mesolithic Age
- The Iron Age
- Iron Age Cultures
- Stone Age Cultures
- The Bronze Age
- Bronze Age Cultures