About 2,606,000 years ago, that is 52,120 generations before us, the first and at the same time longest period of human history began - the Stone Age. The film provides an overview of life during the Palaeolithic, the Mesolithic and the Neolithic. We get to know the various decades and the typical human ways of life resulting from them. The development from nomads, who were hunters and gatherers, up to sedentary humans who lived in small village communities is vividly described. We learn that already the early Stone Age people possessed an understanding of art, buried their dead, and see the significant advancement of their weapons and tools. Terrific diagrams convey an idea of the appearance of Stone Age animals and allow us to delve into the world of our ancestors.