Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)

A full lesson for KS2 exploring the types of historical evidence that tell us about the Stone Age. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.

What kind of sources tell us about the Stone Age?
This lesson addresses the question of how we can know about a period of British history with a lack of written primary sources of evidence. Pupils will be introduced to the concept of making deductions from evidence and they will use an information table to record what different artefacts tell us about the Stone Age.


  • To examine non-written sources of evidence about the Stone Age
  • To make deductions from primary sources

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.

This is the fourth lesson in the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2..

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  • Lesson4StoneAgetoIronAgeKS2History.pdf
  • Lesson4StoneAgetoIronAgeKs2History.ppt

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Created: Feb 12, 2015

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

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