Monday, May 28, 2012

The mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age, is a period between the Old Stone (Paleolithic) Age and the New Stone Age (Neolithic) in which men lived by hunting and gathering but tended toward a more "sttled in" existence. The mesolithic is characterized by the emergence of microlithic weapons and small-bladed stone tools which were attached to a haft. This middle period of the Stone Age began around 11,000 BC, extending until 4,000 year BC.