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Timeline - Stone Age to Iron Age

An Interactive Prehistory Timeline showing the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age with accompanying PowerPoint presentations and activity ideas.

Screen-shot of Prehistory Timeline showing the different periods of perhistory covered - Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age
Screen-shot of Prehistory Timeline © Historic England

Teaching ideas

Use either the Interactive Prehistory Timeline or the PowerPoint (PPT) versions of the timeline to help reinforce a sense of chronology and learn about how Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The Notes sections in the PPTs contain additional information for teachers along with a range of activity ideas such as: 

  • Looking at the information about the different species of humans that have lived in Britain.
  • Linking to science work looking at evolution: why did some species survive and others not?
  • Linking to science work about climate change: what do you think our ancestors did when the climate became colder? This could then be put in context by asking: how is the climate changing today, what effects might it have on us?

Extended learning and useful links

The Interactive Prehistory Timeline could also be used with our Teaching Activity on Prehistoric Rock Art.

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