Stone Age


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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.

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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
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I had entirely forgotten the rifle in my hand and the revolvers at my belt; one does not readily syn-chronize his thoughts with the stone age and the twentieth century simultaneously.
Now from past habit I still thought in the stone age, and in my thoughts of the stone age there were no thoughts of firearms.
"A relic of the stone age," declared Coglan, warmly.
Here man has but reached a stage analogous to the Stone Age of our own world's history, but for countless millions of years these reptiles have been progressing.
Martin and Cheese-Face were two savages, of the stone age, of the squatting place and the tree refuge.
It was a host of the stone age that we were accompanying to battle--we with the last word of the gunsmith's art from St.
I was surprised that even a man of the Stone Age should be so lacking in military perspicacity.
She was back in the Stone Age, and her only feeling was one of passionate pride.
"Well," said Summerlee, "since you ask my opinion, it strikes me as an indefensible throwback to the Stone Age or before it.
The discovery of a new archaeological site in Oman has provided information on communities settled in the South Arabian Peninsula during the Stone Age.
Their project entitled, Makgadikgadi Pans: The People of The lake, the remarkable story of the pans and its stone age inhabitants, aimed to provide the first systematic landscape analysis of Kalahari stone age archaeology, raw material services in relation to quaternary hydrological history.
An international team of archaeologists has discovered traces of early Stone Age settlement under a lake called Kuolimojarvi (Kuolimo) in south-eastern Finland.