This PSEB 6th Class Social Science Notes Chapter 9 Early Man: The Stone Age will help you in revision during exams.
PSEB 6th Class Social Science Notes Chapter 9 Early Man: The Stone Age
→ Early Man: Early man was a nomad who wandered around mainly in search of food and shelter.
→ Paleolithic Period: Paleolithic period is also known as the Old Stone Age.
→ It was the period when early man used crude stone implements and led a nomad’s life.
→ Mesolithic Period: Mesolithic period is also called the Middle Stone Age.
→ Early men learned several new things during this period and improved upon the older ones.
→ Neolithic Period: Neolithic period is called the New Stone Age.
→ It was the period when early man learned the use of polished stone tools and domesticated animals.
→ Discoveries that helped early man to lead a settled life: The beginning of agriculture, the taming of animals, the discovery of metals, and the discovery of the wheel were the discoveries that helped early man to lead a settled life.
→ Food-gatherer: Food-gatherer is a person who wanders from place to place in search of food.
→ Man in Early Stone Age was a food-gatherer. He lived by hunting animals and collecting wild plants or their fruits.
→ Food-producer: Food-producer is a person who produces plants and crops to meet his food requirements.
→ Man in the Neolithic period stopped being a nomad and began to settle down at one place as an agriculturist.
→ He now began to domesticate animals and cultivate plants.
→ Bhimbaithaka: Bhimbaithaka is situated near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Here, the rock drawings of early man have been discovered.