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Stories from the Stone Age

After the freezing Ice Age, the world became warmer and the weather became regular and reliable. Landscapes were changing everywhere. Plants and animals were flourishing. Humans began harvesting wild crops, and then they began planting crops. Farming began. They developed tools like sickles and began to settle down in an area. After experiencing hard time for farming due to harsh climate, to have a secure food supply, humans learnt how to domesticate animals like goats and sheep. Herding, combined with farming, changed a way of life - new style of buildings, population expansion, expanding villages etc. Humans built thriving towns and developed many new materials and ideas - the development of irrigation and orchards, a token-controlled trade economy, bronze tools and weapons, and iron tools and weapons. Their Stone Age revolution made our civilization possible and set humanity on the long journey to the modern world.


Stories from the Stone Age tries to explain how humans could change their way of life from nomadic hunter-gatherers living in small groups to farmers living in large societies, by presenting archaeological evidences and having interviews with archaeological experts. It consists of three episodes: Daily Bread; Urban Dream; and Waves of Change.

Episode 1 - Daily Bread
After the last Ice Age, when the world became warmer and the weather became regular and reliable, plants and animals were flourishing. Humans began planting crops and using tools like sickles to harvest crops. Farming began.

Episode 2 - Urban Dream
To have a secure food supply, the domestication of animals like sheep and goats began. And herding, combined with farming, changed a way of life - new style of buildings, population expansion, expanding villages etc.

Episode 3 - Waves of Change
After inventing farming, humans built thriving towns and developed many new materials and ideas - the development of irrigation and orchards, a token-controlled trade economy, bronze tools and weapons, and iron tools and weapons.


Related Links
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