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 discovery has revealed a Mesolithic home, dating from between 4336BC to 4246BC, formed from the giant base of a large fallen tree used to make the wall of the house, with roofing likely to have been made from animal skins.
To achieve these goals, the candidate and the host institution have designed a project that will integrate new multi-proxy paleoenvironmental data from two lake deposits in the Upper VinalopE Valley (Eastern Spain) with direct archaeological information from Mesolithic and Neolithic sites from the same area.
In the mesolithic era, which seems to have been about 10,000 years ago, there were people living on the hill.
On the contrary, very few Late Mesolithic (7000-5300 cal BC) and Early Neolithic (5300-4200 cal BC) sites have been discovered so far and even those few sometimes have been mistakenly been attributed to other periods because of lack of radiocarbon dates.
The chapters in the first section present a richly nuanced panorama of dynamic and connected Mesolithic social formations spread across large areas of the Near East, Anatolia and Cyprus, where multiple and independent processes of plant and animal domestication occurred in gradual and complex ways.
Mesolithic men and women would have had to learn all this stuff by trial and (fatal) error.
The oldest was from the Mesolithic, hunter-gatherer era, from 9700BC-4000BC, from which the dig recovered 15,000 pieces of flint tools and chips, plus a six metre-wide scoop over which a tepee-like hut had probably been erected.
Tools, arrowheads, urns and bead necklaces from the Mesolithic (9000 BC to 4500 BC), Neolithic (4500 BC to 2000 BC), Bronze (2500 BC to 800 BC) and Iron Ages (800 BC to 500 AD) were found, along with the Iron Age village and a Bronze Age cemetery.
27 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered the genome of a 7,000-year-old individual from the Mesolithic site of La Brana-Arintero (Leon, Spain), which has overturned popular image of light-skinned European hunter-gatherers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- La Brana 1, the name used to baptize a 7,000-year-old individual from the Mesolithic Period whose remains were recovered at La Brana-Arintero site in Valdelugueros (Leon, Spain), had blue eyes and dark skin, new research revealed.
It would be fair to say that without the hunter-gatherers of the Paleolithic and Mesolithic, the Welsh nation would never have come into being," writes Hs eath, a lecturer at Liverpool University.
The Mesolithic monument at Warren Field is said to have been created by hunter-gatherer societies nearly 10,000 years ago.