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Prehistoric In Italy by Mind Map: Prehistoric In Italy

1. Stone Age

1.1. Palaeolithic

1.1.1. In palaeolithic times, people grouped together in small societies such as bands, and subsisted by gathering plants and fishing, hunting or scavenging wild animals, the paleolithic is characterized by the use of knapped stone tools, although at the time humans also used wood and bone tools.

1.2. Mesolithic

1.2.1. In mesolithic times, it is times saw people migrating into Italy from the other side of the alps. The main advance in civilization that occurred in mesolithic times was the adoption of the bow and arrow. Also, toolmaking became more refined as the skills of the craftsmen developed.

1.3. Neolithic

1.3.1. In neolithic times, neolithic people were skilled farmers, a range of tools necessary for the tending, harvesting and processing of crops (such as sickle blades and grinding stones) and food production (e.g. pottery, bone implements).

1.4. Megalithic

1.4.1. In megalithic times, megalithic people do knapping, a researcher shapes through a technique known as knapping, which was used during the Stone Age to make sharp-edged tools.

2. Metal Age

2.1. Copper Age

2.1.1. In copper age, using a mold carved into stone, early coppersmiths could pour melted copper into the hollow space to mass-produce tools and weapons, from what they have in the copper age.

2.2. Bronze Age

2.2.1. In the bronze age, the use of stone tools almost completely disappeared of the new bronze ones. This was a period of increased migration of peoples into the po valley and the Italian peninsula. Stone and clay moulds were used in the early Bronze Age for shaping objects such as spears and axes.

2.3. Iron Age

2.3.1. In the iron age, stone technology would have been of great use during this period for hunting, but not as much once men began to farm and domesticate animals at the end of the stone age.

3. What is prehistory? Prehistory refers to the time before human civilization