Savage Stone Age. Terry Deary (Horrible Histories)

Savage Stone Age. Terry Deary (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

Language: English

Pages: 139

ISBN: 1407112015

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


After fifteen fearsome years on the page, "Horrible Histories" are coming to the small screen - with all the nasty bits intact - of course. In "Savage Stone Age" readers can discover the full story: what Stone Age people used instead of toilet paper; why a hole in the skull is good for headaches; and, how to make a Stone Age mummy. Join Rattus Rattus and the gang for the funniest, fastest, nastiest and daftest ride through history you're ever likely to see.

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disposed of her body in the bog back in 1960. He went to prison for the crime. But archaeologists who examined the body said that this particular corpse was almost 2,000 years old. They used radiocarbon dating. Oooops! The man had got away with murder for 23 years and the bog body made him panic into going to the police. His wife’s corpse is still missing. Or is it…? In 1998 a row broke out over the dead head. Archaeologists at the British Museum are furious over reports that they’ve made a

that would have made his neck and back ache. There are tattoos on his leathery skin – parallel, vertical blue lines on both sides of his spine where he must have felt pain. It seems likely that the tattoos were meant to cure the back pain. There is no cure for pains in the neck who attack you with pneumatic drills! 4b) Some stones have natural holes in them and children are still sent to crawl through the holes as a cure for things like measles, whooping cough and other diseases. We can guess

like to think they’re cleverer than Stone-Agers … but they can’t work out why Silbury Hill was built. But we know, don’t we… Silly Hill 2 There have been lots of legends that try to explain how Silbury hill got there. Many involve the Devil. One story says the Devil was planning to drop a vast shovel of earth on the town of Devizes. The townsfolk sent out a cobbler with a sack of old boots. He met the Devil, who was having a rest. ‘How far is it to Devizes?’ the Devil asked. The cobbler

like to think they’re cleverer than Stone-Agers … but they can’t work out why Silbury Hill was built. But we know, don’t we… Silly Hill 2 There have been lots of legends that try to explain how Silbury hill got there. Many involve the Devil. One story says the Devil was planning to drop a vast shovel of earth on the town of Devizes. The townsfolk sent out a cobbler with a sack of old boots. He met the Devil, who was having a rest. ‘How far is it to Devizes?’ the Devil asked. The cobbler

Lady was buried with a handful of periwinkles (who hadn’t drowned in Noah’s flood). A Polish Stone-Ager was buried with joints of wild-cat and beaver, and with his bow and arrows so he could catch more when he’d scoffed the cat (curried no doubt) and the beaver (boiled, perhaps). He was also buried sitting up so it was easier to hunt! 9 Flowers are placed on graves today and it seems they were used by Neanderthals too. Seven different types of flower were found in one bunch on the Turkish

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