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What was life like during the Stone Age?

 

What should I already know? 

 

 

· Life existed before your grandparents were born.

· Millions of years ago, dinosaurs lived. Evidence of this was found by Mary Anning, who discovered fossils.

· What climate means and an example of it.

 

As historians we will learn to:

 

· Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, for example, Skara Brae

 · Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, for example, Stonehenge

 · Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture

 

 

 

Key Vocabulary

ancient

belonging to the distant past, especially to the period in history before the end of the Roman Empire (AD 410) 

archaeologist

someone who studies the past by exploring old remains

artefact

an object from the past that shows evidence of what life was like

Bronze Age

A period of time in history when people started to make tools out of a metal called bronze.

century

a period of 100 years

circa

Latin meaning ‘around’. c. 800 BC means around 800 BC.

civilisation

a human society with its own social organisation and culture. 

climate

the general weather conditions that are typical of a place

discovery

If someone makes a discovery, they are the first person to find or become aware of a place, substance, or scientific fact that no one knew about before. 

era

a period of time in history. An era often begins or ends with an important event.  

extinct

no longer has any living members, either in the world or in a particular place 

farming

when an area of land is used to produce crops or to breed animals and livestock.

flint

a piece of stone used in fire-starting  and as a tool

gather

collect things together

hearths

the floor of a fireplace, or the stone or brick area in front of it 

island

a piece of land that is completely surrounded by water 

land clearance

the removal of trees, or other things that are not wanted from an area to clear the land.

Mesolithic

Middle Stone Age

migration

movement from one place to another in order to settle there

Neanderthal

an early species of human being, now extinct   

Neolithic

New Stone Age

nomad

a person or a group of people with no fixed home who travelled around to find shelter.

Palaeolithic

Old or  ‘ancient’ Stone Age.

remains

traces of the past

resources

something used to help when needed. 

settler/         settlement

people who migrate to a new place. When people start a community, this is a settlement

 

Stone Age- Iron Age Timeline

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