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Bronze Age and Stone Age Tools & Animals

The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of Bronze, proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization. The Bronze ago is the name given to the period of time between the stone and iron Ages. Bronze is an alloy or mixture of tin and copper. Bronze alloy  is harder than either of the metals from which it is made.

How did the Bronze Age start?

The Longshang people of china live from around 3000 BC to 2040 BC. Toward the end of this period they are using Bronze to make tools and weapons. The Bronze Age starts about 2300 BC in Europe. Few tools are made in the begging but by 1200 BC Bronze has replaced all stone tools.

What was the tools used for in the Bronze Age?

The Bronze Age is the time period when people made tools from metal called Bronze. Bronze is a mixture mainly copper and tin.

The Bronze Age is a creative Age that people lived in 1000snd’s of years ago. The people used to eat fish because they didn’t have much other food. The wepans used to be made out of stone and iron but now they are made out of Bronze.

This is a chest plate that people used to wear. It is made out of Bronze not iron or stone. The chest plate is cracked because it has been used too many times but it is still in perfect shape. It is a very heavy chest plate because it is made out of Bronze. It is kept safe in a room standing on a stand.

The Stone Age

Our ancestor, modern man Homo sapiens, emerged around 200,000 years ago. Homo habillis, an early human who evolved around 2.3 million years ago, was probably the first to make Stone tools. Flint was commonly used for making Stone tools but other Stones such as chert and obsidian were also used. The Stone Age was a broad prehistoric period during which Stone was widely used to make implements  with an edge, a point, or a percussion surface.

What of animals lived in the Stone Age?

This video looks at a few different, but very real, animals from around the Stone Age. This includes: The Wooly Mammoth and Mastodon, the giant Beaver, The mega Bear [short faced Bear], The sabre tooth tiger [smilodon], Dire Wolfs and Early man hunting these animals.


What animals lived in Britain in the Stone Age?

Herds of Mammoths, Reindeer and Wooly  Rhinoceroses roomed across the snow and brown Bears sheltered in caves. In the worm periods between the Ice Ages, Britain became as hot as Africa is today!