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The Stone Age is the earliest Age in Age of Empires.

This Age depicts the paleolithic period of human history, and represents the most basic hunting and gathering for Food, basic warfare limited to close combat infantry and the constant struggle for survival. Basic fishing and naval trade exists as well as the construction of basic shelters. The next age is the Tool Age, which requires 500 food and two Stone Age buildings (excluding Town Center and Houses). Due to the limited technologies and military improvements available during this Age, it is strongly advised to advance through the next age as soon as possible.

The Stone Age is an important step towards building an economy. It is also possible to rush an opponent with what few villagers you have, destroy the Town Center and kill surrounding units, stopping them from advancing into the Tool Age where complex defenses are introduced. 

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Characterized by pursuit of the required tools of survival: the construction of shelter and the search for steadfast sources of food through hunting, fishing, and foraging.
Age of Empires manual
Ages in the Age of Empires series
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires
Stone Age Icon (DE) Stone Age · Tool Age Icon (DE) Tool Age · Bronze Age Icon (DE) Bronze Age · Iron Age Icon (DE) Iron Age

Cut: Prehistoric Age · Republic Age
AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires II
DarkageDE Dark Age · FeudalageDE Feudal Age · CastleageDE Castle Age · ImperialageDE Imperial Age
Aom original icon Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age · ClassicalAge Classical Age · HeroicAge Heroic Age · MythicAge Mythic Age · SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age · AoMR Wonder Age icon Wonder Age
3Icon48px Age of Empires III
Age I tech tree aoe3 Exploration Age · Age II tech tree aoe3 Commerce Age · Age III tech tree aoe3 Fortress Age · Age IV tech tree aoe 3 Industrial Age · Age V tech tree aoe 3 Imperial Age

Revolution Revolution
GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IV
GameIcon-DarkAgeAoE4 Dark Age · GameIcon-FeudalAgeAoE4 Feudal Age · GameIcon-CastleAgeAoE4 Castle Age · GameIcon-ImperialAgeAoE4 Imperial Age
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