Prehistoric times are often called the Stone Age. That’s because most tools and weapons were made of rocks. Typically, people used flint (sedimentary) and obsidian (igneous). These rocks chip easily into sharp points and flakes. Around 3500 B.C., people started mixing together the elements copper and tin to make bronze. That’s when the Bronze Age began. | Rocks for Tools and Tombs | Kids Discover
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The Hindsgavl Dagger. In the Neolithic period the flintworkers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt.
Later Stone Age Tools Neolithic, ‘Upper Paleolithic’ & ‘Late Stone Age’ toolkits are very diverse and reflect stronger cultural diversity than in earlier times. The pace of innovations rose. Groups of Homo sapiens experimented with diverse raw materials (bone, ivory, and antler, as well as stone). Craftsmanship increased, and refined composite tools made of polished stone show different groups sought their own distinct cultural identity and ways of making things.