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What is the Mesolithic? - All the Important Bits for Key Stage 2

Updated: Oct 5

The Mesolithic is the ‘Middle’ Stone Age. It exists as the delicious meat filling sandwiched between the Old and the New Stone Age.

When was it? From around 20,000 years ago to 6,000 years ago.

Did you know? The Dog became man’s best friend during the Mesolithic. It was a gradual process but after sufficient training and selected breeding deadly man eating wolves became domesticated.

Here's all the important bits:

  • The first homes were built in Britain - they were made of stone blocks.

  • First Canoes made - they were not made of stone blocks, that would be silly.

  • People started fishing. That's why most early settlements were built near rivers - to be near to loads of food!

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