What was life like as a hunter-gatherer? Learn about how these prehistoric people used stone tools to hunt in this BBC Bitesize KS2 History guide.
Stone Age hunter-gatherers had to catch or find everything they ate. They moved from place to place in search of food.
Early Stone Age people hunted with sharpened sticks. Later, they used bows and arrows and spears tipped with flint or bone. People gathered nuts and fruits and dug up roots. They went fishing using nets and harpoons.
Stone Age people cut up their food with sharpened stones and cooked it on a fire. They used animal skins to make clothes and shelters. After a good day’s hunting people could feast on meat. But the next day they had to start finding food again!