Ostensibly, it figures the ritual with which a tribe of stone-age Russians consecrated the spring.
They were in the stone-age when first discovered, and had no bows and arrows.
As far as they know, they are an indigenous race; they have a long pre-history of stone-age savagery.
Through some strange freak of atavism the father of the boy bred back, and was more or less of a stone-age cave-dweller.
They build their nests, or dens, in almost precisely the same manner as did their progenitors in the stone-age.
Among the stone-age children's toys that I gathered that afternoon, were those of which we have pictures.
Can it be that I inherit from a stone-age ancestor both the fear and love of the bull-roarer?
They stood together on a high place, an earthwork of the stone-age men, watching for the light.
Other stone-age elements, the stone graves, are found in the Hamitic regions.
So, fishing, I think, was another way in which the stone-age children played.
A period encompassing all of human history, perhaps several million years, before the Bronze Age. In the Stone Age, people learned to make and use stone tools and weapons.