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Of or relating to the period of human culture preliminary to the Bronze Age, characterized by the use of copper and stone tools.
The Chalcolithic Period. Also called Copper and Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.

[Greek khalkos, copper + -lith + -ic.]
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(Archaeology) archaeol of or relating to a period characterized by the use of both stone and bronze implements
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Belonging to a prehistoric period during which both stone and bronze tools were used.
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Their topics include the emergence of the Ghassulian textile industry in the southern Levant Chalcolithic Period about 4500-3900 BC, the crescent shaped loom weight as evidence for technology and palace economy in Middle Bronze Age Anatolia, considering the finishing of textiles based on neo-Sumerian inscription from Girsu, tapestries in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages of the Ancient Near East, and the whorls from Ugarit at the Musee d'Archeologie Nationale and at the Louvre.
He noted that further successive settlements remain unexcavated but the remains of several buildings identified so far belong to the three main prehistoric periods - Late Neolithic, Middle and Late Chalcolithic.
Although Akmam concentrates principally on the historical period from the 3rd century BCE until the mid-13th century, she provides an adequate account of the pre-and proto-historic background after a brief description of the geographical setting as well as the growth of settlements in the historical period in the context of the Chalcolithic age.
Some time in the Chalcolithic, or Copper Age, people living in the area where Al-Jouf is today laboriously erected 54 groups of rudely trimmed stone pillars.
Head of Sweida Ruins Department Wasim al-Sharani said the reserve includes about 200 locations in an area of 350 km2 dating back to the Old Bronze Age and the Roman Period, pointing out that settlements in the Old Bronze Age form a transitional period from the Chalcolithic period to the civil life.
Currently, the museum is home for 2,365 archeological and 1,250 ethnographic pieces of art from Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantium Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
Damiyah, located in the northern Jordan Valley, is home to hundreds of dolmens, megalithic table-shaped block formations, which some experts believe may date back to the Chalcolithic period, around 4500-3500 BC.
Bifacial tools made of a variety of raw materials, and with both symbolic and functional roles, occupy a central position among the lithic industries of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods of the southern Levant (Barkai 2001; 2005).
Given the limited textual and iconographic data available, emphasis is on the archaeological remains, which range in date from the Chalcolithic period through the Late Bronze Age.
The articles are up-to-date, including the Chalcolithic objects found in 1995 at the village of Peqi'in (whose location is not given), the "House of David" inscription from Dan, and the Miqne inscription (biblical Ekron), dating to 604 B.C.E., which mentions Ikausu son of Padi, both of whom are referred to as kings of Ekron in Assyrian records.
Excavation work by a German team from Bochum has already revealed that copper mining and smelting started as early as the Chalcolithic period and continued during the Bronze.