Mesolithic, the the Middle Stone Age, which in Europe falls between the end of the last glacial period (c.8500 bc) and the beginnings of agriculture. Mesolithic people lived by hunting, gathering, and fishing, and the period is characterized by the use of microliths and the first domestication of an animal (the dog).
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