Definition of Neolithic in English:

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Neolithic

Pronunciation: /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk/

adjective

Archaeology
1Relating to or denoting the later part of the Stone Age, when ground or polished stone weapons and implements prevailed.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 (as noun the Neolithic) The Neolithic period. Also called New Stone Age.

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

Origin

Mid 19th century: from neo- 'new' + Greek lithos 'stone' + -ic.

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