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Pa·le·o·lith·ic

 (pā′lē-ə-lĭth′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning with the earliest chipped stone tools, about 2.4 million years ago, until the beginning of the Mesolithic Period, about 15,000 to 11,500 years ago in western Asia and southern Europe.
n.
The Paleolithic Period. Also called Old Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.

paleolithic

(ˌpælɪəʊˈlɪθɪk)
adj
a variant spelling of Palaeolithic

Pa•le•o•lith•ic

(ˌpeɪ li əˈlɪθ ɪk; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

adj.
(sometimes l.c.) of, designating, or characteristic of the early phase of the Stone Age: usu. divided into three periods (Lower Paleolithic, c2,000,000–c200,000 b.c., Middle Paleolithic, c150,000–c40,000 b.c., Upper Paleolithic, c40,000–c10,000 b.c.).
[1860–65]

Pa·le·o·lith·ic

(pā′lē-ə-lĭth′ĭk)
The cultural period of the Stone Age that began about 2 million years ago, marked by the earliest use of tools made of chipped stone. The Paleolithic Period ended at different times in different parts of the world, between about 40,000 and 10,000 years ago. Compare Mesolithic, Neolithic.

Paleolithic

Belonging to the earliest period of the Stone Age, during which primitive human beings emerged and the first stone tools were made.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paleolithic - second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BCPaleolithic - second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
Lower Paleolithic - the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago
Middle Paleolithic - the time period of Neanderthal man; ended about 35,000 years BC
Upper Paleolithic - the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC
Adj.1.paleolithic - of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic); "paleolithic artifacts"
Translations
paleoliittinen
paleolitikum
Paleolitik

paleolithic

adjpaläolithisch, altsteinzeitlich
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