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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.
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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||Stone 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)