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Questions tagged [stoneage]

For question related to the stone age of mankind

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Art Critics in the Stone Age

In the stone-age world that I am building, I don't just want one-dimensional characters who are either hunters or gatherers. I want a great quantity of people including those who would have become art ...
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Stone-age air-force

Story-based background (not essential for question) The Helawi live at the top of a small plateau with steep cliffs all around. There is a carved stairway from top to bottom that allows only one ...
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What animals in North America are rideable?

I thought of this question when I heard Einstein's statement on WW3, and I wondered if humanity was setback, would North Americans have any mounts that would rival those of the rest of the world? (...
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Humans without fire?

Suppose anatomically modern, but technologically primitive, humans (say, early Paleolithic) were magically transported to a world broadly similar to our own, but where open flames are impossible. (I ...
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Does harmony have to be invented?

The oldest known musical instruments are a set of bone and ivory flutes from around 42,000 years ago. Paleolithic tribesmen undoubtedly played these instruments gathered around the campfire, as an ...
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What is the most effective crude weapon? [closed]

I am developing a race of generic "barbarians", but I'm looking to see what weapons they can develop that pose a great risk to others. I have not decided what kind of conditions they live in, and I ...
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Accuracy of a timed fuse manufactured by a stone-age tribe

So, having discovered gunpowder, my stone-age tribe needs some timed fuses for their explosive arrows and landmines. However, I am unsure of how accurate their fuses would be. The quality of their ...
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How to create stone-age landmines?

So, an island-dwelling stone-age tribe has discovered gunpowder and invaded several neighboring islands using their explosive arrows. However, a coalition of enemy tribes has formed in response to ...
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How to trigger explosive arrows?

So, I have a small tribe of island people with stone-age technology who have discovered how to make gunpowder. However, they want to make war on the neighboring islands, and they need a delivery ...
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How would a Mesolithic community go about building a permanent settlement?

Edit: I've gotten some answers now, but many of them use Neolithic settlements as examples. I wish I had the archaeological know-how to analyze these settlements' technologies and economies and ...
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Is this a good reason for the tribes to stay?

So, in my story, there are these 3 tribes out in Southern California that are fighting a war over resources, water specifically. My main character helps one become victorious. The names of the tribes ...
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How close to Impossible can Navigation be on a Jungle Planet (for a Stone Age Civilization)?

Premise I would like to create a world that is rendered nearly impossible to navigate by natural circumstances. In my particular world, a thick jungle covers the whole planet from pole to pole; this ...
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Could human progress go backwards [duplicate]

Could it be possible for human to regress back to the Stone Age? If for some reason all human knowledge in the form of books and the internet, and all modern day technology was lost could humanity ...
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How would a stone age human adult adapt to our society [closed]

Suppose we find a frozen adult human from the stone age that somehow can be reanimated to a healthy state. How would he react and adapt? He would probably first be panicked and think he is in hell ...