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The Stone Age

The Stone Age

History – Junior Cert

Quick Notes

The Stone Age


  • Stone Age covers many thousands of years so is divided for convenience into three periods – Palaeolithic (Early Stone Age), Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) and Neolithic (New Stone Age)
  • Ireland was covered in ice during the Palaeolithic, and thus no evidence for human habitation has been found for that period so we only study the two later periods – the Mesolithic and the Neolithic


  • Roughly from 8,000 BC to 3,500 BC
  • First...

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