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Mesolithic people were semi nomadic The moving groups, burned fields to either plant some crops, such as nuts or herbs

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Mesolithic Material & Non-material Cave

Life style


Stone & weapon

Art & painting

-Harita DesaiJanki ParmarShweta DobariyaHarshit ShetaPalak PatelChaitali ChauhanCaveThe Bhimbetka rock shelters, Madhya pradesh, India.

Rie Tebing, north Sumatra , Indonesia.

Carden park,England.

(Bhimbetka cave)

Carden parkBhimbetka rock shelterLife style

Mesolithic people were semi nomadic

The moving groups, burned fields to either plant some crops, such as nuts or herbs

They built their dwellings out of furs in the north, or out of clay and plaster in Anatolia and the Near East.

Grain seeds of emmer and Kamut wheat and barley were taken from the wild fields and planted near watered areas as the land became dryer and less fertile in many areas.

Families are more moral and want to do the best for each other, so ethics were born as well.

FoodThey often lived in fertile areas, or moved between these areas as nomads, they had access to eggs, amphibians, and other small game at watering holes.

'Lots of foods that they'd find near the shore, salmon, duck, which could be stuffed with berries; goose stuffed with crab apples, and venison soaked in wild thyme honey.' Stone & weapon

The most important weapon of the mesolithic was undoubtedly the bow

Small stone blades are commonly associated with the Mesolithic era

As the Stone Age continued, people became more skillful in making tools, giving rise to a tradition of heavy blade flint-making. These flints were larger and, as the name suggests, heavier, allowing people to create fearsome arrowheads and tips for spears and other stabbing weapons.

Art & painting

The cave paintings depict the lives and the time of people.

In Africa, a number of bushman rock paintings were found in the Waterberg area which date from about 8,000 BCE.

European Mesolithic rock art gives more space to human figures, and is characterized by keener observation, and greater narrative in the paintings. Some art are found in Asia

Kamennaya Mogila -Ukraine

Gobustan -Azerbaidzhan

Zaraut-Kamar -Uzbekistan

Shakhty -Tadzhikistan

Bhimbetka -IndiaIn the northern part of Central India Numerous rock paintings have been preserved in these natural shelters. Paintings on the walls of about 500 caves are considered to be preserved in the environs of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bhimbetka


Situated to the south from Baku , there is small country, named Gobustan . There are most interesting , large (more than 1 m) depictions of male and female figures, made with deep, carved lines.


Gobustan ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Kamennaya Mogila Shakhty

Bhimbetka Rock Art

ReligionEvidence for belief in the afterlife first appears in the mesolithic marked by the appearance of burial rituals and ancestor worship. Priests and sanctuary servants appear in the prehistory.

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