What is the Palaeolithic? - All the Important Bits for Key Stage 2
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The Palaeolithic Era (also spelled "Paleolithic) was the ‘Old’ or ‘Early’ Stone Age.
It lasted for a crazy long time, from around 2.5 million years ago to 20,000 or 10,000 years ago.
Did you know? The Old Stone Age accounts for 99% of human history.
Here's the important stuff that happened:
The Palaeolithic was the first time humans used stone tools to hunt.
It marked the first appearance of cave paintings.
Our ancestors – Homo Sapiens turned up around 300,000 BC.
People were hunter gatherers at this time and would move from place to place to follow the animal herds.