Definition of Palaeolithic
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Stone Age
Terms within: Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic
2. Adjective. Of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic). "Paleolithic artifacts"
Definition of Palaeolithic
1. Adjective. (alternative capitalization of Paleolithic) ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palaeolithic
Literary usage of Palaeolithic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"palaeolithic Age. Reid. Note on the palaeolithic Gravel of Savernake Forest, Wiltshire. By Clement Reid, FG.S. At the suggestion of Mr. CH Read, ..."
2. Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar by Thomas Rice Holmes (1907)
"(supposing that it differed from that of the earlier palaeolithic hunters) ... palaeolithic MAN 1. The people who inhabited this island in the Old Stone Age ..."
3. The Great Ice Age: And Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1874)
"palaeolithic or Old Stone period.—Neolithic or New Stone period. ... palaeolithic implements.— Absence of intermediate types.—Break between palaeolithic and ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"On a recent Find of palaeolithic Flint Implements at Knowle, Wiltshire. ... within the last year and a half a large number of palaeolithic flint implements. ..."
5. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"The Last palaeolithic Men. IN the time of the Third Interglacial period the outline of Europe and Western Asia was very different, from what it is to-day. ..."
6. A Student's History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1908)
"These palaeolithic men of the river drift were a race of stunted savages who did not cultivate the ground, but palaeolithic flint scraper from ..."
7. The Recent Origin of Man: As Illustrated by Geology and the Modern Science by James Cocke Southall (1875)
"WE are not without a clue to the date of the palaeolithic Age; ... In other words, palaeolithic man never penetrated into the north of Europe. ..."
8. Cave Hunting: Researches on the Evidence of Caves Respecting the Early by William Boyd Dawkins (1874)
"We may, therefore, conclude that palaeolithic man inhabited both Europe and ... palaeolithic Man lived in Palestine. The discovery, by the Abbe* Richard,1 ..."