The section is about the first nomads - particularly cavemen. They give the starting date as about 7,000 BC but we've put our timeline at 40,000 BC. Yes! We finally have a timeline :) Or at least the first part of one..... from 40,000 BC to 0. Would that be 0 BC or 0 AD?
The Girl stuck the very first picture on it - a tiny cave painting that she did. It's about 2" x 1.5" in real life :)
We were lucky enough to visit the Lascaux caves a few years ago. Our holiday diary and the virtual caves really jogged our memories.
We looked at lots of pictures of stone tools and compared it to a piece of flint that I found somewhere*. It's quite sharp and resembles a scraper. I did have to stop the Girl from tying it to her 'spear' though. I thought that was going a bit too far ;)
Another successful day. Hooray!!
*I think it's flint. I have no idea where I found it. Probably a beach somewhere on the east coast. Ho hum!
Books we read -
Living Long Ago (Living in History S.)
The Children's Picture Prehistory, Early Man, The Story of the first people on Earth
Toolmaker by Jill Paton Walsh
Prehistoric Life Colouring book
Places to visit
Cave painting lesson
Virtual Tour of Caves at Lascaux
Virtual Tour of the Cave at Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc
Stone Age Family picture to colour
Toolmaker and tools to colour
Woolly Mammoth to colour
Prehistoric hut to make