Me·​so·​lith·​ic ˌme-zə-ˈli-thik How to pronounce Mesolithic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a transitional period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic

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First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mesolithic was in 1866

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“Mesolithic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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