Microlithic age and iron age
- August 9, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Several stone tools and artefacts belonging to microlithic age and iron age were found at the foothills of the Western Ghats in Manuthu – Paraipatti village near Usilampatti block in Madurai
- The Mesolithic Age, also known as Middle Stone Age, was the second part of the Stone Age.
- In India, it spanned from 9,000 B.C. to 4,000 B.C.
- This age is characterized by the appearance of Microliths (small bladed stone tools).
- The Mesolithic Age was a transitional phase between the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age.
- The people of this age lived on hunting, fishing, and food gathering; later on they also domesticated animals.