Stone Age

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1Stone Age

noun

Definition of STONE AGE

1
:  the first known period of prehistoric human culture characterized by the use of stone tools — compare mesolithic, neolithic, paleolithic
2
:  a stage in a human institution or field of endeavor regarded as primitive, outmoded, or obsolete <the Stone Age of information handling before computers>

First Known Use of STONE AGE

1854

2Stone Age

adjective

Definition of STONE AGE

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling the culture of the Stone Age especially in the use of stone implements <modern Stone Age peoples> <our Stone Age ancestors>
2
:  primitive, outmoded, or unsophisticated (as in ideas or technology) by currently accepted standards <marauding mercenaries with Stone Age political ideas — Robert Moss> <using a Stone Age camera>

Examples of STONE AGE

  1. <Stone Age attitudes about the raising of children.>

First Known Use of STONE AGE

1865

Stone Age

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

First known period of prehistoric human culture, characterized by the use of stone tools. The term is little used by specialists today. See Paleolithic Period; Mesolithic Period; Neolithic Period; stone-tool industry. See also Bronze Age; Iron Age.

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