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Paleolithic

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adjective Pa·leo·lith·ic \ˌpā-lē-ə-ˈli-thik, especially British ˌpa-\

Simple Definition of Paleolithic

  • : of or relating to the time during the early Stone Age when people made rough tools and weapons out of stone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Paleolithic

  1. :  of or relating to the earliest period of the Stone Age characterized by rough or chipped stone implements

Origin and Etymology of paleolithic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1865

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