They sat around and made/did things while interacting with each other.
Remember, they weren't manufacturing disposable crap. They were crafting things, processing food. No storage to speak of, no profit taking. When the taro is pounded for the week you do something else. You dont pound taro all day for the rest of your life.
Its a very different lifestyle, and while bereft of most of our creature comforts, probably wasnt as terrible as many think.
Stone tools and fire took us out of the foodchain, made us too dangerous to hunt eyond opportunistically.
We're excellent eating machines, with thumbs. Highly adaptable.
So while not luxurious, not horrid either.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
With the severe medical issues I had as an infant, I would say I am better off in the modern world since I am actually alive.
My point was we stopped being prey animals when fire and stone tools made us too dangerous.
A 40 pound wolverine can run a bear or mountain lion off a kill. Would the larger animal win? Of course. Its just not worth it.
Wolves were our last "enemies". Because they are cooperative hunters like us.
I don't mean to be rude, but really?
There was no electricity, refrigeration, or medicine back then. Unlike today if you wanted to garden you had to worry about getting EATEN. Got an infection? Well, good luck with that. The only fast food out there was either you or your prey. Bored? There's some rocks over there you can play with, or maybe some of your grandfather's bones in the back of the cave.
Are We Better Off . . .
All you have to do is look back to Oct - Dec 2008 and ask that question. What do you think the answer is . . .
You can dance without a lawyer
In the cave man era, bowstrings were made of fish guts. They were good for a few shots at a Mastadon, then the string broke and the caveman died.
ever see a Masai warrior kill a lion with a spear. ITs effective but dangerous. 5-6 masai warriors carry cowhide shields and a masai spear. I have a few-the are made of a piece of iron rod, a wood handle in the middle and a long double edged blade that sort of looks like a roman gladiator's short sword that was stretched several feet.
well what the Masai do is they sneak up on a lion and try to surround it. The lion will generally charge one of the warriors. HE plants the butt of his spear in the ground and falls back covering his vitals with the shield. Hopefully the lion will impale itself on the spear and the other guys will quickly stab it too
yet have a few hundred pounds of mortally wounded lion on you is no picnic
and these are sharp steel blades. not flint or obsidian.
We're obviously better off then the prehistoric man.
Prehistoria includes dinosaurs. Dinosaurs include velociraptors. Velociraptors include having one's stomach slashed open whilst being eaten alive.
Modern era > Prehistoria