Definition of Eolithic in English:


Line breaks: Eo|lith¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌiːə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk


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.
More 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.


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

Definition of Eolithic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily