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Eolithic

Line breaks: Eo|lith¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌiːə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk
 
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Definition of Eolithic in English:

adjective

Archaeology , dated
1Relating to or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Palaeolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.
Example sentences
  • By 1869 his scheme for European prehistory was fairly well elaborated and included: the Thenasian (for the now obsolete Eolithic), Chellean, Mousterian, Solutrean, Aurignacian, Magdalenian, and Robenhausian.
1.1 (as noun the Eolithic) The Eolithic period.

Origin

late 19th century: from French éolithique, from Greek ēōs 'dawn' + lithikos (from lithos 'stone').

Words that rhyme with Eolithic

megalithic, Mesolithic, monolithic, mythic, neolithic, Palaeolithic (US Paleolithic)

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