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

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