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Ch 1: The Stone Age

About This Chapter

The Stone Age chapter of this Major Eras in World History Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the human history of the Stone Age. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of the Stone Age.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Stone Age material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the archaeological findings of early human history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the Stone Age
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Stone Age chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Stone Age chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any questions about the Stone Age. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Stone Age for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:

  • Using paleolithic, mesolithic and neolithic types of archaeology to understand early human history
  • The evolution of human tools and early technology
  • The agrarian revolution of the Neolithic era and its implications

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: The Stone Age
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Paleolithic Archaeology?

1. What is Paleolithic Archaeology?

Today's lesson will seek to explain Paleolithic archaeology and its theories. In doing so, it will highlight the use of pebble tools as well as the nomadic hunter-gathering lifestyle of the Paleolithic man.

Understanding the Evolution of Human Tools

2. Understanding the Evolution of Human Tools

This lesson will seek to explain the use of tools during the Stone Ages. In doing this, it will highlight flake tools, Clovis points, Folsom points and the archaeological theories surrounding all three.

An Overview of Mesolithic Archaeology

3. An Overview of Mesolithic Archaeology

This lesson will seek to explain archaeological theories concerning the Mesolithic Age. In doing so, it will highlight microliths, the nomadic lifestyle, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and the use of radioactive carbon dating.

Understanding Neolithic Archaeology

4. Understanding Neolithic Archaeology

This lesson will explain archaeology's understanding of the Neolithic Age. In doing so, it will highlight the use of polished stone, the onset of agriculture, the Neolithic Revolution, and social stratification.

Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

5. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?

The Stone Age: Period & Overview

6. The Stone Age: Period & Overview

Most of humanity's past is shrouded in mystery, but we've learned a great deal about prehistory. Learn about the Stone Age and how humans advanced from it.

Paleo Indians: Culture, Artifacts & Tools

7. Paleo Indians: Culture, Artifacts & Tools

The Americas have been inhabited for a very long time, but who got here first? In this lesson, we'll explore Paleoindian societies and cultures, and see how they thrived in a land that was all their own.

Chauvet Cave: Location, Paintings & Discovery

8. Chauvet Cave: Location, Paintings & Discovery

Chauvet Cave is an important archeological site that has forced us to question many assumptions about ancient artists. In this lesson, we'll explore this cave and see what makes it so significant.

Stone Age Weapons & Cutting Tools: Knives & Hand Axes

9. Stone Age Weapons & Cutting Tools: Knives & Hand Axes

Have you ever wondered what Stone Age people used for tools? Tools and weapons were more than just clubs. They were developed into various forms with sharp edges, which you can learn more about in this lesson.

What Was Life Like in the Stone Age? - People, Society & Culture

10. What Was Life Like in the Stone Age? - People, Society & Culture

If you have ever wanted to know more about the history of mankind this lesson has information that may be of use to you. In this lesson we will learn about the Stone Age, and what life was like for the early humans who lived in this time period.

Stone Age Weapons: Arrows & Spears

11. Stone Age Weapons: Arrows & Spears

Life was hard in the Stone Age, but ancient people used their technologies to cope. In this lesson, we'll see what spears and arrows were like in this era and examine how they helped the people of the Stone Age survive.

The Stone Age: Technology, Inventions & Tools

12. The Stone Age: Technology, Inventions & Tools

We might think of the Stone Age as a primitive time when the cavemen lived, but Stone Age people were actually responsible for inventing some of the tools, technology, and other necessities that we use every day.

Stages & Definitions of the Stone Age: Early, Middle & Late

13. Stages & Definitions of the Stone Age: Early, Middle & Late

The Stone Age spans a huge period of human history, so scholars split this time period up into smaller parts to classify and study it as a whole. Learn more about these stages and their characteristics in the lesson.

Stone Age Environment & Climate

14. Stone Age Environment & Climate

Human societies went through a lot of changes in the Stone Age, and archeologists have a theory as to why. In this lesson, we'll explore the influence of climate on Stone Age societies and see how they adapted to survive.

Chapter Practice Exam
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