the study of what people were like and how they lived based on things that they left behind.
a person who studies or works in archaeology.
the horns that grow on the head of deer.
a piece of antler used as a hammer to make flint tools.
a tool used to make holes in leather or wood. Awls are small and have a sharp point.
a sharp, pointed flint tool used to drill holes in hard materials like wood and stone.
the rough white skin on the outside of a flint nodule.
animals that can be controlled easily by people [humans] and live side-by-side with them.
a person who makes tools out of flint.
to search for wild food.
People who hunt animals and gather wild plants for food, like people in the Mesolithic.
a strip of soft leather worn as underwear.
a kind of knob attached to the side of a pot to make a handle.
The ‘Middle Stone Age’ – 12,000 to 6,000 years ago – a time in Britain when people hunted animals, ate wild plants and lived in camps.
The ‘New Stone Age’ – 6,000 to 4,500 years ago – a time in Britain when people started to become farmers and lived in small villages.
a round, lumpy piece of stone or flint.
a soft cream normally rubbed into the skin.
a fence or wall made of wood.
A period of time in the past before people knew how to read and write.
a flat stone used for grinding grain by hand to make flour.
a small sea animal with a soft body inside a hard, round shell.
a sort of priest or healer.
fossil sea urchins from millions of years ago, that have the shape of a crown.
pieces of broken pottery.
a stringy material found in animal meat that can be used to sew leather pieces together.
powder, like crushed flint, added to clay to stop pots breaking when being baked in a fire to make pottery.