adjectiveArchaeology , 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.
- 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.
Late 19th century: from French éolithique, from Greek ēōs 'dawn' + lithikos (from lithos 'stone').
Words that rhyme with Eolithicmegalithic, Mesolithic, monolithic, mythic, neolithic, Palaeolithic (US Paleolithic)
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