Every person alive on the planet today descended from ancestors surviving – and thriving! – in the Stone Age. In fact, more than 99% of our time as a species was spent in the Stone Age. Explore how the three innovations of creating fire, a sharp edge, and cordage from plant fibers changed the face of the world forever. We will begin with a brief overview of the peopling of the Earth and how these innovations look in the archaeological record of Colorado. Then we’ll roll up our sleeves and create fire, stone tools, and cordage for ourselves. The day will wind down with a look at how these primitive technologies can be used to provide for many other survival needs.