Rethinking The Stone Age

The Stone Age is a term that is used to describe the prehistoric period in time where stones were used to form tools with edges and a point, with the earliest stone tools dating back to 3.3 million years ago, made by unknown human ancestors in Africa. However the term “Stone Age”, can also be used to describe cultures that are seen as “backward” or “primitive”, and this has been seen by some critics as possibly inaccurate. Alice Gorman, Senior Lecturer at the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, joined Drive on the line to discuss why we should rethink the term “Stone Age”.

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