Old Stone Age


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Old Stone Age:

see Paleolithic periodPaleolithic period
or Old Stone Age,
the earliest period of human development and the longest phase of mankind's history. It is approximately coextensive with the Pleistocene geologic epoch, beginning about 2 million years ago and ending in various places between
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His first and most substantial book (Clark 1989: 37), Prehistory (Burkitt 1921, with a second edition in 1925), was followed with three others, Our Forerunners (1923), Our Early Ancestors (1926) and The Old Stone Age (1933, with two later editions in 1949 and 1955).
The "sharp stone" suggests that the operation dates back to a period when the rite was performed with a flint knife - that is, to the Old Stone Age or Paleolithic.
The Old Stone Age artists used colored earths to make their paintings.
The Golan has a deep-rooted cultural history since the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) as it has been inhabited by the Canaanites, the Assyrians, the Amorites, the Arameans, the Chaldeans, the Nabataeans, the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Arabs .
It has thus one of the oldest socio-political backgrounds going back to the Old Stone Age an age whose existence has been estimated to the fabulous period of two million years from now.
Russian television channels, newspapers and sites have highlighted the importance of the exhibition and the artifacts reflecting the civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula covering the old stone age until the era of the Saudi state through publishing reports, news and interviews.
Wickham-Jones believes that the flint axe dates from the Palaeolithic period, or Old Stone Age, of prehistory and could be anything between 100,000 and 450,000 years old.
It is the first discovery of stone tools dating from the early part of the Old Stone Age, which ended 30,000 years ago, in a region other than Tohoku, northeastern Japan, they said.
The democratic state of Pakistan, though young in the comity of nations, has a rich and varied history spanning a period onward from the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) down to the present time.
The artifacts uncovered include prehistoric cultural relics dating back more than 2 million years to the Old Stone Age. Relics from the Xia (21st Century BC to 16th Century BC) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties have also been recovered, reports English.news.cn.
According to Li Zhanyang, archaeologist with the Henan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, the fossils were excavated from Bat Cave, an Old Stone Age cave relic in Luanchuan County, Henan Province.