human culture characterized by the use of rough or chipped stone tools.
characterized by people moving from a food-gathering society to a food-production society. Tools in this age often had "barbs" or hooks, or interchangeable blades.
characterized by the use of arrows, stone tools used in farming, the creation of pottery, weaving cloth and making baskets.
(The Paleolithic image is from http://www.adamsheritage.on.ca/pre/preont2.htm
The Mesolithic and Neolithic pictures are from artifacts left by the Anasazi, inhabitants of Tusayan, Arizona, near the Grand Canyon. Pictures are courtesy of Marie Sontag).
Draw a timeline on the board and have students copy in their notebooks. Discuss the concept of BC and AD.
Paleolithic Age Mesolithic Age Neolithic Age
2,500,000 to 40,000 B.C. 40,000 to 8,000 B.C. 8,000 to 3,500 B.C.
The next page contains ideas for creating a white board chart and visuals of The Three Stone Ages, as well as manipulatives the students can use to study the chart.
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