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Epipalaeolithic

Line breaks: Epi|palaeo|lith¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪpalɪə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk
 
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(US Epipaleolithic)

Definition of Epipalaeolithic in English:

adjective

Archaeology
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.

Origin

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

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