Definition of Neolithic in English:
- Distinctive styles of local pottery appear around 2500 bc along with Neolithic polished stone axes.
- The remains of several Neolithic passage graves and over thirty Iron Age burial mounds can also be seen.
- Within one of the roundhouses, but almost certainly unknown to its Iron Age inhabitants, was the burial of a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age child.
In the Neolithic period farm animals were first domesticated and agriculture was introduced: it began in the Near East by the 8th millennium bc and spread to northern Europe by the 4th millennium bc. Neolithic societies in NW Europe left such monuments as causewayed camps, henges, long barrows, and chambered tombs
- US English dictionary
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