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Ne·o·lith·ic

 (nē′ə-lĭth′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning around 8,000 bc in the Middle East and later elsewhere, characterized by the development of agriculture and the making of polished stone implements.
n.
The Neolithic Period. Also called New Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.

Neolithic

(ˌniːəʊˈlɪθɪk)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the cultural period that lasted in SW Asia from about 9000 to 6000 bc and in Europe from about 4000 to 2400 bc and was characterized by primitive crop growing and stock rearing and the use of polished stone and flint tools and weapons
2. (Archaeology) the cultural period that lasted in SW Asia from about 9000 to 6000 bc and in Europe from about 4000 to 2400 bc and was characterized by primitive crop growing and stock rearing and the use of polished stone and flint tools and weapons
adj
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) relating to this period
4. (Archaeology) relating to this period

Ne•o•lith•ic

(ˌni əˈlɪθ ɪk)

adj.
1. (sometimes l.c.) of, designating, or characteristic of the last phase of the Stone Age, commonly thought to have begun c9000–8000 B.C. in the Middle East. Compare Mesolithic, Paleolithic.
2. (usu. l.c.) belonging to or remaining from an earlier era; outdated; passé.
[1860–65]

Ne·o·lith·ic

(nē′ə-lĭth′ĭk)
The period of human culture that began around 10,000 years ago in the Middle East and later in other parts of the world. It is characterized by the beginning of farming, the domestication of animals, the development of crafts such as pottery and weaving, and the making of polished stone tools. Compare Mesolithic, Paleolithic.

Neolithic

Belonging to the latest period of the Stone Age, during which polished stone tools were made and people began to grow crops and keep animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Neolithic - latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)Neolithic - latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
Adj.1.neolithic - of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic); "evidence of neolithic settlements"
Translations
kivikautinen

neolithic

[ˌniːəʊˈlɪθɪk] ADJneolítico

neolithic

Neolithic [ˌniːəˈlɪθɪk] adjnéolithique
to be neolithic → dater du néolithique
The monument was Stone Age or Neolithic → Le monument datait de l'âge de pierre ou du néolithique.Neolithic Age n
the Neolithic Age → le néolithique

neolithic

adjjungsteinzeitlich, neolithisch

neolithic

[ˌniːəʊˈlɪθɪk] adjneolitico/a
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The upper three layers were accordingly considered as pottery Neolithic, while the two lowest layers, IV and V, were ascribed to the pre-pottery Neolithic (Masuda 1984; Masuda et al.
Carmel, Israel; lithic industry from the aceramic levels at Knossos, Crete; Neolithic chipped stone assemblages in northwestern Anatolia, Turkey; and a major pottery Neolithic settlement and artistic center at Sha'ar Hagolan in the Jordan Valley.
The book's 28 chapters are divided into three main sections: general site information (Chapters 1-6), the Pottery Neolithic (Chapters 7-12) and the Epipalaeolithic occupations (Chapters 13-28), the latter including both Geometric Kebaran and Late Natufian levels, and two concluding chapters.
This is a first report on the renewed excavations at the Pottery Neolithic site of Sha'ar Hagolan, directed by Y.
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500m from the PPNB settlement of Ghuwayr 1 (Simmons & Najjar 2000) and 2km from the Pottery Neolithic site of Tell Wadi Feinan (Simmons & Najjar 2002; Figure 2).
Up to 20 years ago, archaeological evidence indicated that the human occupation of the island of Cyprus began in the seventh millennium cal BC (Stanley-Price 1979; Cherry 1981, 1985; Karageorghis 1982), and could be seen as a relatively late and somewhat marginal colonisation achieved by established farmers from the Levantine mainland during their final Pre Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period.
While we certainly do not argue with the argument as to the long terra, new field data show the initial crossing of the threshold from Pre-Pottery into Early Pottery Neolithic to be considerably more complex.
82-144) examine the Pre-Pottery and Pottery Neolithic periods in Turkey up to 4000 BC.
Each layer dates to the Pottery Neolithic period and is roughly contemporary with the latest levels of Catalhoyuk (VI-I) (Bordaz & Alper-Bordaz 1979).
Obsidian assemblage of Mezraa Teleilat: evidence of cultural and chronological continuation from Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic to Pottery Neolithic.