Stone Age

(redirected from Stone-age)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Stone Age

n.
1. The earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone tools. See Usage Note at Three Age system.
2. Slang An extremely backward or primitive era or state: back in the Stone Age of television broadcasting.

Stone Age

n
(Archaeology) archaeol
a. a period in human culture identified by the use of stone implements and usually divided into the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic stages
b. (as modifier): Stone-Age man.

Stone′ Age`


n.
the early period of human history preceding the Bronze and Iron ages and characterized by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.
[1860–65]

Stone Age

The earliest known period of human culture, marked by the use of stone tools. See Mesolithic, Neolithic, Paleolithic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implementsStone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
Eolithic, Eolithic Age - the earliest part of the Stone Age marked by the earliest signs of human culture
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
Epipaleolithic, Mesolithic, Mesolithic Age - middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
Neolithic, Neolithic Age, New Stone Age - latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)
prehistoric culture, prehistory - the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
Translations
doba kamenná
kivikausi
Kamena doba

Stone Age

n the Stone Agel'età della pietra
References in periodicals archive ?
Real stone-age men and women wouldn't have had the benefit of watching a DVD on survival skills.
Bilawal said that the Taliban wanted to impose the law of terror in Pakistan, adding that the terror group was trying to bring back the stone-age era in the country in the name of Islam, Dawn News reports.
The agreement signed with Oxford University dictates directing archaeological discoveries in the stone-age sites of "Al Mendefen" and "Ahafir Al Ukhudud".
Said Stone-Age diet guru Fred Flintstone, whose pterodactyl foie gras and best-selling book "Wilmaaaaa
For this is the stone-age, or palaeolithic, diet that can be traced back two million years to a time when the earliest humans speared mammoths and dug roots up from the ground.
Here are reports on how two tribes from opposite corners of the earth--the Stone-Age Dani of Indonesia and the reindeer-herding Samis of northernmost Europe--are fighting for their survival.
Annual fieldwork since then has yielded more than 4,000 stone tools over an area the size of four football fields, making Diring the largest Stone-Age dig in the world, according to Robson Bonnichsen, an archaeologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who visited the site in 1992.