Monday, August 24, 2015

Terms of the Day for August 24

  • Paleolithic Era – meaning “old stone age”, a prehistoric period of human history distinguished by the development of the most primitive stone tools discovered.  It covers roughly 99% of human technological prehistory, from approximately 2.6 million BC to the final few millennia BC.
  • Neolithic Era – meaning “new stone age”, a period in the development of human technology at the end of the Stone Age. It is marked by the rise of farming during the “agricultural revolution” and ended when metal tools became widespread in the Bronze Age.
  • Bronze Age – a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze as the chief hard materials in the manufacture of implements and weapons. Chronologically, it stands between the Stone Age and Iron Age.

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