2 How Stone Age People Lived The time period known as prehistory is often called the Stone Age because artifacts found from this period are usually simple tools made of stone. Life was not easy for prehistoric people. They spent huge amounts of time meeting their most basic survival need - the need for food. Still, prehistoric people found time for other activities. They adorned their bodies with jewelery and developed customs that reflected their religious beliefs. From time to time, they also organized large celebrations in which many people came together to eat, dance, or pray.
3 Not surprisingly, the specific activities of Stone Age people varied from place to place. Different groups found different ways to meet their needs and wants.
4 Nomads Become FarmersDuring most of the Stone Age, people were nomads. They travelled from place to place and gathered berries, roots, and nuts for food. They also followed herds of animals for meat and hides. When food in an area was gone, nomads moved to another area.
5 Some nomads learned to domesticate, or tame, animals and raise them Some nomads learned to domesticate, or tame, animals and raise them. The wealthier nomads would keep their animals in herds. As the nomads moved from place to place searching for food, shelter and pastureland, they would take their animals with them. These herds weren't very large because of the effort it would take to move the animals from place to place. This new way of living was called pastoral migration. People moved to find food for themselves and pastures for their animals.
6 Near the end of the Stone Age, people began to settle down Near the end of the Stone Age, people began to settle down. They learned how to plant crops. This change took place over thousands of years in different parts of the world. By the end of the Stone Age, many nomads were now farmers.
7 People’s relationship with athletic-sports For the people in prehistory, their activities were a part of their life. They stayed alive because of their strength. They hunted animals for find their food or make clothes for keeping warm during the night and the cold days. The activities helped them keep in shape for do a lot of different things with courage. They belonged in teams, which helped them to live with another people and hunt with them and support each other.The hard way of living for them was also the way of practicing and exercise.Just there activities were the reason, which helped them to stay alive and take care of their selves.ByMaria A.