Definition of Eolithic in English:


Syllabification: E·o·lith·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌēəˈliTHik


Archaeology , • dated
  • 1Of, relating to, or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Paleolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.
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    • 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').

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