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|Copper and Stone Age, still in Stone Age but learn how to refine metal
|A method of covering a space with a stone vault, created by laying each row of blocks so that the blocks jut slightly inward beyond the blocks below, until the courses of masonry on the two sides of the space meet in the middle.
|Made with large stones. A term used to describe the Neolithic architecture of Britain, Ireland and northern France, where large slabs of sandstone were available and could be used to build sacred structures
|Old Stone Age, the period when humans lived exclusively by hunting and gathering and had not domesticated any animals or plants
|a Neolithic site in Jordan. Under the houses of the site, excavators discovered a number of statues made of straw and plaster and decorated with paint and shells
|: a Neolithic site in Turkey, near an active volcano. The people of this town made finely crafted stone tools and engaged in trade with other areas for materials that were not locally available, such as shell
|Cave in the Ardeche region of France, site of the earliest cave paintings yet discovered, datable ca. 32,000-30,000 B.C.E. The animals represented include horses, rhinoceros, lions and cave-bears
|A Neolithic settlement in England near Stonehenge, with a circular plan and surrounding ditch. The buildings were evidently constructed of wood.
|Site in Ireland of a monumental Neolithic tomb.On the winter solstice, a beam of light enters through an opening above the entrance and penetrates directly into the burial chamber.
|A megalithic structure on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, datable ca. 2900-1500. Built over many centuries by several different groups of people risng point summer solstice
|Site off a Paleolicthic settlement that yielded bine tools datable ca. 24,000 B.C.E. and a female figure carved from stone.