1Relating to or denoting the middle part of the Stone Age, between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic.
- The Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age, can seem a very remote and ‘mysterious’ time.
- This was extensively occupied in late Upper Palaeolithic and early Mesolithic times.
- But historians oppose the plan because they have evidence that the site contains important Mesolithic - or Middle Stone Age - remains.
1.1 (as noun the Mesolithic) The Mesolithic period. Also called Middle Stone Age.
Words that rhyme with MesolithicEolithic, megalithic, monolithic, mythic, neolithic, Palaeolithic (US Paleolithic)
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