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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.]


(Archaeology) archaeol of or relating to a period characterized by the use of both stone and bronze implements


Belonging to a prehistoric period during which both stone and bronze tools were used.
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Burton for a long time conducted paleozoological studies in archaeological expeditions in the monuments of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in Turkey and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
These names have been around on the island from the Chalcolithic period right through to the present.
Its museum displays 43,500 artefacts from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze, Hittite, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
ltepe-Kanesh: on one of the basic elements of the Old Assyrian trading system, new observations for the Late Chalcolithic settlement at Barcin H|y?
Hebron is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world and ancient Hebron is identified with Jebel er-Rumeideh dating from the Chalcolithic period (circa 4000-3000 BC) down to the Umayyad period (661-750 AD), UNESCO said.
But seven months after the dedication ceremony, the laboratories remain empty, construction dust coats the signage, and the inaugural display of life during the Chalcolithic Period has been partly dismantled.
Specific characteristics of Chalcolithic and Bronze age pastoralism in the Near East.
This variability in bodily treatment and depositional context reflects a range of postmortem treatment options, some of which have been put forward by Chapman (2010) for the Balkan Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, including fragmentation of the corpse, removal and recombination of skeletal elements, and the eventual reintegration or substitution of such elements.
2016): "The paintings of 'oculadas' figures in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Northern Portugal: the study case of Serra de Passos".
Large jars from the Chalcolithic period -- a transitional phase between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age -- are also on display.