LOWER PALAEOLITHICThis was the longest of the three periods. The hominiods learnt to carve stone. These tools are called bifaces.
MIDDLE PALAEOLITHICThey perfected tool-making and used smaller stone chips for carving. They began using other materials, like bone, and created new utensils: nives, arrowheads, harpoons for fishing, and sewing needles
UPPER PALAEOLITHICThe first spiritual and artistic expressions appeared.They made stones figures representing Venus the goddess of fertility
COPPER AGECopper tools and weapons were very fragile
BRONZE AGEBronze, an alloy of copper and tin, was more resistant. They used it to make farming tools and sophisticated weapons
IRON AGEIron was more abundant and resistant than the previous metals