Upper Paleolithic

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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]
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Noun1.Upper Paleolithic - the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC
Palaeolithic, Paleolithic, Paleolithic Age - 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
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In coining the term 'Mesolithic', Westropp applied the logical name to an unnamed segment of Lubbock's chronology, for he applies it first to the bone caves of Lartet's reindeer age.