Which Period Marks the Paleolithic Era?

The Paleolithic Period, also known as the Old Stone Age, was the earliest and longest period of human development. During this time, humans lived in small groups and survived by gathering plants, as well as fishing and hunting. The Paleolithic Period is divided into 3 sections: the Lower, Middle, and Upper. The Lower Paleolithic Period (about 2 million-100,000 years ago) saw the appearance of stone tools. The Middle Paleolithic Period (100,000-40,000 years ago) was filled with technological advancements such as needles, as well as developed religions and more advanced hunting practices. The Upper Paleolithic Period (40,000-10,000 years ago) was when humans built their first man-made structures. Many diverse cultures began to flourish, each conquering the other as time went on.


The Paleolithic Period
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