This ancient time is called the Stone Age because people made their tools and weapons from stone.
There were 3 ‘Stone Ages’:
Palaeolithic – Ancient or Old Stone Age (2 million years ago – 12000 BC no evidence of people living in Ireland)
Mesolithic – Middle Stone Age (12000 BC – 7000BC First people in Ireland)
Neolithic – New Stone Age (7000 BC – 2000 BC First farmers in Ireland)
Stone Age people lived in pointed huts made from timber posts and twigs, covered in sods of earth or animal skins.
We made our own models of stone ages house using twigs, clay and stones which we gathered on our school trail.