Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily Our Prehistoric Parents According to Richard Rudgley, author of Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age (New York: The Free Press, 1999), from whose work many of the following facts have been gleaned, “The prehistory of humankind is no mere prelude to history; history is rather a colourful and eventful afterword to the Stone Age.”  Human history is the part of the experience of human beings on the planet that has been written down, and as noted above, it was generally written by the “winners” in an explanation of how they overcame the “losers.”  As for prehistory, archaeologists and cultural researchers are still putting the puzzle pieces together to help explain how we got to be where we are, and what preceded us.  Below are some highlights of things to keep in mind about our prehistoric ancestors. Divisions of the Stone Age The Beginnings of Mankind The Great Mother and Partnership Societies The Roots of Westerns Languages Paleolithic Astronomy Paleolithic Medicine The Use of Fire Website Owned by:  Dr. H. M. Finkelstein Website design and management by Susan Smily  Contents of this site copyright © 1999-2010 [Dr. H. M. Finkelstein]. All rights reserved. Revised: April 12, 2010