Mesolithic period, 10000 BC to 7000 BC

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The transition from the Palaeolithic period (characterised by the use of unpolished stone tools) to the Neolithic period (characterised by polished stone tools, crop growing and stock rearing) paralleled the withdrawal of the ice age between 15,000 to 10,000 BC.

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