Mesolithic


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Mes·o·lith·ic

 (mĕz′ə-lĭth′ĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, marked by the appearance of microlithic tools and weapons and by changes in the nature of settlements.
n.
The Mesolithic Period. Also called Middle Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.

Mesolithic

(ˌmɛsəʊˈlɪθɪk)
n
(Archaeology) the period between the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic, in Europe from about 12 000 to 3000 bc, characterized by the appearance of microliths
adj
(Archaeology) of or relating to the Mesolithic

Mes•o•lith•ic

(ˌmɛz əˈlɪθ ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

adj.
(sometimes l.c.) of, designating, or characteristic of a transitional period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods.
[1865–70]

Mes·o·lith·ic

(mĕz′ə-lĭth′ĭk)
The cultural period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic, beginning at different times in different parts of the world, about 40,000 to 10,000 years ago. The Mesolithic is marked by the appearance of small-bladed stone tools and weapons and by the beginnings of settled communities. Compare Neolithic, Paleolithic.

Mesolithic

Belonging to the middle period of the Stone Age, during which people made small flint tools.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mesolithic - middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years agoMesolithic - middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
Adj.1.mesolithic - of or relating to a middle period of the Stone Age (following the paleolithic)
Translations
mesoliittinen

mesolithic

[mesəʊˈlɪθɪk]
A. ADJmesolítico
B. N the Mesolithicel Mesolítico
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