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Mesolithic
second phase of Stone Age (transition) defined by: simplified images - painting/engraving, people are now depicted
Neolithic
last phase of the Stone Age - *domesticaed animals*cultivated crops*permanent settlements* Lots of stone
Paleolithic
First phase of Stone Age. Defined by: small figurines of unclothed women, cave paintings - animals
Bronze Age
After Stone Age - introduced from the South and East
smelting
mixture of tin and copper - makes bronze. Man and Chariot
dolman
A megalithic tomb - post/lintel method - covered, then mended over with dirt and smaller rocks - made a cairn
megalith
huge block of stone
passage grave
A type of megalithic tomb - entered by one or more narrow, stonelined passageways into a large, central toom, the burial chamber
menhir
single vertifal megalith, usually weighing several tons
henge
a circle of stones/posts, often built on embankments
post and lintel
2 or more vertical posts support a horizontal one - started with Neolithics, used by many cultures
prehistory
all of human existence prior to the emergence of writing