the Stone Age


: the oldest period in which human beings are known to have existed : the age during which humans made and used stone tools
often used figuratively to suggest something outmoded
His political ideas are from the Stone Age.
I'm still using a Stone Age computer.

Examples of the Stone Age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nostalgia seems harmless enough, and then someone starts earnestly — absurdly — glamorizing the Stone Age. Amanda Montell, Twin Cities, 21 Apr. 2024 Headliners Post Malone, Stevie Nicks and Noah Kahan will lead the Lovin’ Life Music Fest in Charlotte, N.C. Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters will take the stage at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta. Kaitlyn Huamani, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 The lineup also includes Columbian pop star Kali Uchis, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, desert rock outfit Queens of the Stone Age and The Kid LAROI, along with Dominic Fike, St. Vincent, Norah Jones, The Offspring and My Morning Jacket. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 8 Jan. 2024 The lineup also includes Kali Uchis, Megan Thee Stallion, Queens of the Stone Age, The Kid LAROI, Dominic Fike, St. Vincent, Norah Jones, The Offspring, My Morning Jacket, Nelly, T-Pain, Miike Snow, Oliver Tree, Bebe Rexha, and Cold War Kids. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 8 Jan. 2024 During their survey, archaeologists located dozens of artifacts and sites from the Stone Age, the study said. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 Amphorae Wine has been around since the Stone Age, but it was initially kept in animal skins, which surely didn’t improve the flavor. The Editors, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 Outlaw bows at No. 2, Gunna lands his fifth top 10-charting effort as A Gift & A Curse debuts at No. 3 and Queens of the Stone Age log their fourth top 10 as In Times New Roman… launches at No. 9. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 25 June 2023 Reddit has also tried bringing its site out of the Stone Age by updating its design. Mike Isaac, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024

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“The Stone Age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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