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Palaeolithic (ˌpælɪəʊˈlɪθɪk)
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.
2.  (sometimes not capital) of or relating to this period

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

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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