The stone age does not equal the modern age, but the term “stone age,” as applied to the time period between roughly 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in the Northern Plains of North America, is not applicable to the modern day. In modern times, “stone age” has been used to refer to a period when humans lived in caves and hunted for mammoth and mastodon.
As a kid, I was taught that the Stone Age was the time when humans hunted for big animals that were bigger than them, like mammoths and mastodons. For me, I was taught that the modern era was the time when humans lived in modern cities and hunted for bigger animals. In reality, we had no mammoths or mastodons until the Stone Age. The Stone Age was one time span, one stage of existence, and nothing more.
While we certainly have a time period of the past, the Stone Age was not the time when we lived in caves with mammoths and mastodons, or hunted big animals for food. We were still hunters of tiny animals that could be hunted by hand. The Stone Age was the time of the cave dwelling hunter, the hunter who lived in caves and hunted for animals, and the hunter who lived in cities and hunted for big animals.
Back in the Stone Age, our hunter was a cave dwelling hunter and our prey was smaller than he was. The Stone Age was the time of our hunter of the cave dwelling hunter and our prey was smaller than we were, tiny prehistoric animals with horns and tails like rabbits.
Just in case you’re wondering, hunter is another word for “animal,” and cave dwelling hunter is a more polite way to describe a hunter who lived in caves and hunted for animals. The distinction between cave dwelling hunter and cave dwelling hunter is not just one of degree of cave-dwelling, but also one of degree of being a hunter.
The Stone Age was the time of our hunter of the cave dwelling hunter and our prey was smaller than we were, tiny prehistoric animals with horns and tails like rabbits.
Hunters were actually quite cunning. They would be out for a good kill, but would hide it until the right moment, which was usually a little after sunrise. So, when they were caught, they would hide for a while, then sneak back out to the carcass and grab the meat as it rotted.
The Hunter’s Cave was a large cave, with a wide entrance, deep galleries, and narrow passageways. Most of the hunters were very crafty and clever and could hide their kills and eat them in secret, but some of them were very sneaky because they didn’t want to be discovered. The Stone Age was the time when there were many caves, but the ones we know about are the original ‘old’ ones, with their narrow passageways and narrow passages.
This is one of the oldest caves we know of, and it was a very large one. The cave had a large entrance, many galleries, narrow passages, and many rooms. It was big, and it had a lot of people working there. Then, over the next few hundred years, it was abandoned, and is now part of the Red Planet.
The cave is about to be discovered, and it will be revealed that it’s the only cave in the world that contains all the tools we know of. Our goal is to take out all the tools and to make the rest of the cave useless.