Mesolithic


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Mes·o·lith·ic

 (mĕz′ə-lĭth′ĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, marked by the appearance of microlithic tools and weapons and by changes in the nature of settlements.
n.
The Mesolithic Period. Also called Middle Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.

Mesolithic

(ˌmɛsəʊˈlɪθɪk)
n
(Archaeology) the period between the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic, in Europe from about 12 000 to 3000 bc, characterized by the appearance of microliths
adj
(Archaeology) of or relating to the Mesolithic

Mes•o•lith•ic

(ˌmɛz əˈlɪθ ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

adj.
(sometimes l.c.) of, designating, or characteristic of a transitional period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods.
[1865–70]

Mes·o·lith·ic

(mĕz′ə-lĭth′ĭk)
The cultural period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic, beginning at different times in different parts of the world, about 40,000 to 10,000 years ago. The Mesolithic is marked by the appearance of small-bladed stone tools and weapons and by the beginnings of settled communities. Compare Neolithic, Paleolithic.

Mesolithic

Belonging to the middle period of the Stone Age, during which people made small flint tools.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mesolithic - middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years agoMesolithic - middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
Adj.1.mesolithic - of or relating to a middle period of the Stone Age (following the paleolithic)
Translations
mesoliittinen

mesolithic

[mesəʊˈlɪθɪk]
A. ADJmesolítico
B. N the Mesolithicel Mesolítico
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The ochre stick from the Mesolithic era is thought to have been used for applying colour to animal skins as well as making art.
The latest finds suggest people collected ochre and processed it in different ways during the Mesolithic period.
The hunter-gatherers living in Britain 10,000 years ago - a time known as the Mesolithic - may have rubbed off ochre onto objects they were using or used it to add a red hue to some of their art.
During that time, tantalising glimpses have emerged of human activity - some of it probably medieval, and some appearing to go back thousands of years, possibly as far back as Mesolithic times.
The Kongemose culture is little known compared to the other Mesolithic cultures in Southern Scandinavia, Ertebolle and Maglemose, not because it is less interesting or because its archaeological record is not as fertile, says Sorensen, but only because little has been published about that record and the culture.
Participants will use maps to locate previous excavation areas and learn about the history, from the mesolithic hunter/ gatherer period through to the present day, plus find out how Castle Hill fits into the wider landscape and how it relates to other monuments in the north of England.
Archaeologist David Jacques has found evidence that Mesolithic man's best friend was similar to an Alsatian - and bones found nearby suggest the dog would have feasted on salmon, trout, pike, wild pig and red deer.
ANORTH East student has found evidence of a possible epic 250-mile journey between one Mesolithic man and his dog around 7,000 years ago.
Occupying much of the North Sea basin between continental Europe and Britain it would have been a heartland of human occupation and central to the process of re-settlement and colonisation of north Western Europe during the Mesolithic and the Neolithic.
8000-4000BC: Mesolithic period or middle stone age - frequented by tribes of semi-nomadic hunter gatherers.
The scientists of IIT and ASI, most probably were referring to the dates of antecedents and formative stages of cultures from Mesolithic period through Neolithic in this part of the world, which culminated into mature bronze age dated back to 300BC Indus valley civilization at a date which might be estimated about 2,500-2,400 BC termed at the sites of Harappa and Moenjodaro as the "Indus valley civilization", said Dr.
He added that the Archaeological milieu of the world knows very well that the sites of Balochistan Plataea and high land of KPK, represents all cultural levels such as pastoral, early farming village communities and sedentary urbanized village life, which were the result of process of evolution from the Mesolithic period or stage lasting in this region from about at least 18,000 BC, known from Magdalenian painting and engraving and from some flint tools sites in region , transformed into Neolithic stage dated back to Mehergarh dated back to 9,000-6,000 than Chalecothic and finally to the Mature Bronze Age stage dated back to 3000 BC.