Before the Stone Age: The Stone Age, A Simple Guide – Part 2

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the stone age, I think it’s important to give a quick background on where our ancestors were at, when they invented stone tools. From fossil and DNA evidence, it is estimated that our last common ancestor with the chimpanzee and the bonobo (our closest living relatives), lived …

Introduction: The Stone Age, A Simple Guide – Part 1

Archaeologists love to categorise things. The subject developed out of those 19th-century historians and antiquarians who, to understand newly discovered ancient remains of human life, decided to start to create categories for them. It is an often-criticised practice, however, the creation and use of different time periods for things we find from prehistory are necessary, …