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Palaeolithic

(ˌpælɪəʊˈlɪθɪk)
n
1. (Archaeology) the period of the emergence of primitive man and the manufacture of unpolished chipped stone tools, about 2.5 million to 3 million years ago until about 12 000 bc. See also Lower Palaeolithic, Middle Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic
2. (Palaeontology) the period of the emergence of primitive man and the manufacture of unpolished chipped stone tools, about 2.5 million to 3 million years ago until about 12 000 bc. See also Lower Palaeolithic, Middle Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic
adj
3. (Archaeology) (sometimes not capital) of or relating to this period
4. (Palaeontology) (sometimes not capital) of or relating to this period
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeolithic - 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 BCPalaeolithic - 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
Stone Age - (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements
Lower Paleolithic - the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago
Middle Paleolithic - the time period of Neanderthal man; ended about 35,000 years BC
Upper Paleolithic - the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC
Adj.1.palaeolithic - of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic); "paleolithic artifacts"
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palaeolithic

[ˌpælɪəʊˈlɪθɪk]
A. ADJpaleolítico
B. N the Paleolithicel Paleolítico
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