The Old Stone Age (Paleolithic Era) -from the beginning of human existence until around 12,000 years ago Why do we call this time in history the Stone Age?
When people write about their existence, we call that history.But what about the time before writing, how can we tell the age of an object? The world was a much colder place to live on than our modern world.There are three ways to determine the date of an artifact: Was the world different in the Old Stone Age from our modern world? Wild herds of animals roamed the land in search of food, which was scarce at that time.In order for Stone Age people to survive, they had to move with these herds of animals. A person who moves from place to place is called a nomad.Because of their nomadic lifestyle, Old Stone Age people built temporary homes, rather than permanent homes.People travelled in small groups, we think these groups could have been extended family groups.