Definition of Epipalaeolithic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪpalɪə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk/

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(US Epipaleolithic)


1Relating to or denoting a Stone Age period that shows features of both the Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic and may be transitional between them.
Example sentences
  • One of the most striking exhibits is a red hand silhouette painted on a stone slab, dating from the Epipaleolithic period.
  • There is evidence in these later Epipaleolithic sites of a population explosion around 5500 BC, possibly due to the development of true agriculture.
1.1 (as noun the Epipalaeolithic) The Epipalaeolithic period.


Early 20th century: from epi- 'upon, in addition' + Palaeolithic.

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