cross the marshes of the Somerset Levels and dated to 3807 BC. This article is about the prehistoric human occupation of Britain. It consists of figurative manifestations and schematic forms and abstract shapes, made with drawings, paintings or prints on the walls of caves, rock-shelters and open-air rock outcrops, and also on some Megalithic constructions. 332, 349-51 Bates, Martin; Pope, Matthew; Shaw, Andrew; Scott, Beccy; Schwenninger, Jean-Luc. 3,700 BCE Cuneiform writing appears in Sumer, and records begin to be kept. Lower Paleolithic Middle Paleolithic.
Prehistoric, britain; Roman Britain; Sub-Roman Britain; Medieval period.
Economy in the Middle Ages; Anglo-Saxon period.
English unification; High Middle Ages.
"Neolithic" means "New Stone Age." Although there were several species of human beings during the Paleolithic, by the Neolithic only Homo sapiens sapiens remained. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use) included techniques for smelting copper and tin from naturally occurring outcroppings of ores, and then combining them to cast bronze. Which are the Oldest Cave Paintings? By the end of the Bronze Age large states, which are often called empires, had arisen in Egypt, China, Anatolia (the Hittites ) and Mesopotamia, all of them literate. However some hillside constructions may simply have been cow enclosures. Travel distances seem to have become shorter, typically with movement between high and low ground. Leaf-shaped arrowheads, round-based pottery types and the beginnings of polished axe production are common indicators of the period. Providing dating for this distant period is difficult and contentious.