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History Chapter 3
The Mesolithic Period
|What tools and weapons did the Stone Age people use?
|They were made from stone.
|Name a Mesolithic site in Ireland.
|What were their houses made of?
|Light branches of trees - saplings. Covered by skins, grass leaves or bushes.
|What was the hearth?
|It was the fireplace in the centre.
|What type of people were the Mesolithic people?
|They were hunter gatherers.
|What did they hunt?
|Animals, boar, birds, pigeon. They caught salmon and trout. They also gathered berries and hazelnuts.
|What did they cook their food on?
|They cooked their food on spits.
|When the food ran out what did they do?
|They moved to another place.
|What type of work did they do?
|They hunted and fished using spears and arrows. The spears had sharp flintstones.
|What were their clothes made from?
|How were their clothes sown together?
|With bone needles.