Palaeolithic

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Palaeolithic (ˌpælɪəʊˈlɪθɪk)
 
n
1.  Lower Palaeolithic Middle Palaeolithic See also Upper Palaeolithic the period of the emergence of primitive man and the manufacture of unpolished chipped stone tools, about 2.5 million to 3 million years ago until about 12 000 bc.
 
adj
2.  (sometimes not capital) of or relating to this period

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palaeolithic

adjective
1. of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic); "paleolithic artifacts" [syn: paleolithic

noun
1. second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC [syn: Paleolithic Age
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