Entry from British & World English dictionary
1Relating to or denoting a Stone Age period that shows features of both the Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic and may be transitional between them.
- 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.
Early 20th century: from epi- 'upon, in addition' + Palaeolithic.
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