lithic

adjective
lith·​ic | \ ˈli-thik How to pronounce lithic (audio) \

Definition of lithic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : of, relating to, or being a stone tool

Definition of -lithic (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to or characteristic of a (specified) stage in humankind's use of stone as a cultural tool Neolithic

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But the excavation site where the gum was found offers up a different story, featuring lithic technology brought to Scandinavia from the East European Plain, or modern day Russia. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Turns Out You Can Learn a Lot from 10,000-Year-Old Chewing Gum," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of lithic

Adjective

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lithic

Adjective

Greek lithikos, from lithos

Adjective combining form

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