Prehistory

Prehistoric Britain

We have archaeological evidence/facts of people living in Britain dating back to about 10,500 years ago. This period is known as prehistory and there are no written catalogues/records which go back this far. The population/community of Britain must have been very small in prehistoric times. Historians have no precise scores/figures, but they think that there were no more than a million residents/inhabitants. These prehistoric Britons belonged to different tribes/dynasties and spoke a number of different languages. All of them are the ancestors/descendants of modern British people.

They survived by hunting/chasing animals and gathering berries and fruit in the wild. About 2,750 years ago people in Britain began to lead a more settled/seated life and farming techniques improved. People began to grow crops and keep animals to provide them with the goods/produce they required such as meat, wool and milk. They also made tools/machines out of iron, and this period is known as the Iron Age. The people of this time built huts to live in and had quite sophisticated beliefs/opinions. We know that they had a strong tradition of telling histories/stories orally, but they left no trace of a written language behind. It was only when the Romans invaded/attacked Britain just over two thousand years ago that the written word arrived.

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