Last time I played was a couple of years ago and I got as far as the late medieval era, so I feel I still have an okay grasp of the game. But I am trying to get a more solid grasp on how to play well in the prehistoric age. I feel like it's a good idea to split it up into short-term goals, mid-term goals, and an ultimate goal. Ultimate goal, of course, is to reach Sedentary lifestyle and get access to those settlers. Before that, though, you should go after the mid-term goal of getting a second population point in your settlement (and even more if you can). Before that, I am unsure what's good to do. There is a huge emphasis on getting your city healthy so there's no food penalty and you can get on your way to reaching higher populations. Another emphasis on generating food to reach that goal even faster. I don't know, I feel like I know the basics of what I need to do; I just don't know how to go about it well. Any advice on what techs to go for and when? How do you decide where to settle when no resources are revealed yet? Are hunting units worth it? How do you go about crippling your neighbors effectively early on?