What is prehistory?
Prehistory extends from the emergence of our first ancestors ,five million years ago to the invention of writing about 5000 years ago. Prehistory is divided into : -PALAEOLITHIC AGE -NEOLITHIC AGE -METAL AGES
-The first human beings lived from hunting ,fishing and gathering -They were nomadic:they did not lived in a fixed place -They did weapons from stones which they use to hunt -They hunted bears ,mammoths, elephants.deers ,bisons.They used them as food and their skins for clothes -Fire was discovered about half million years ago.Palaeolithic people use it for cooking and heating
-Neolithic means ''new stone'' -In Neolithic Age human beings learned how to domesticate animals and cultivate plants -The discovery of agriculture took place about 11.000 years ago.Human beings observed that plants grew when seeds fell on the ground. -In this period ,goats,sheep,oxen ,horses and dogs were domesticated. -They became sedentary and buit villages generally located near rivers -They invented pottery -They started using polished stone to make utensils -Thet started making textiles
About 7000 years ago,human beings began to make metal objects.This marks the beggining of the Metal Ages .The first metal used ws copper ,but it was not very strong .Later the used bronze and iron to make tools and jewellery.There were three important inventions during this period:the wheel ,the plought and the sail