Paleolithic


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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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He used to tell me about the various forms of animal and vegetable life which had covered the globe during former eras, and so I was pretty well acquainted with the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals of paleolithic times.
The vitality of these creatures of Caspak is one of the marvelous features of this strange world and bespeaks the low nervous organization of the old paleolithic life which has been so long extinct in other portions of the world.
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This is the last time I trust myself to one of these paleolithic contrivances.
The illegal "research" of Armenians in Karabakh, conducted over the past few years, especially in the Azykh Cave, have once again demonstrated the need for a scientific analysis of this site of the Paleolithic period and the artifacts found there as well as bringing them to a broad scientific community.
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The finding proves the teams' belief that artists, and homosapiens in general, in the Upper Paleolithic could migrate over long distances.
The study by Silvia Bello from The Natural History Museum, UK and colleagues suggested that human bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritual during the Paleolithic period.
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The Untold History of Healing: Plant Lore and Medicinal Magic from the Stone Age to Present" by anthropologist, ethnobotanist and international natural horticulture advocate Wolf Strol takes the reader on a exciting, expansive journey of the history of medicine from the Stone Age to modern times, explaining that Western medicine has its true origins in the healing lore of Paleolithic hunters and gatherers, herding nomads, and the early sedentary farmers rather than in the academic tradition of doctors and pharmacists.
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The discovery provides a testimony of our prehistoric ancestors' plant-based diet in the Paleolithic era, countering the common claim that ancient humans' diet was based heavily on animal products.