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Paleolithic meaning

paleolithic - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750, 00 to 500, 000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8, 500 years BC
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to an era marked by early stone implements. The Paleolithic era ( as proposed by Lubbock) includes the earlier half of the " Stone Age;" the remains belonging to it are for the most part of extinct animals, with relics of human beings.

paleolithic - examples of usage

  1. Before the reign of the first recorded king, five thousand years or more before Christ, there had already existed in Egypt a culture and art arising by long evolution from the days of paleolithic man, among a distinctly Negroid people. - "The Negro", W.E.B. Du Bois.
  2. This distinction of Paleolithic and Neolithic ages and men, has long passed into the terminology of sociological science, and even into current speech: is it too much then, similarly, to focus the largely analogous progress which is so observable in what we have been wont to generalise too crudely as the modern Industrial Age? - "Civics: as Applied Sociology", Patrick Geddes.
  3. A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
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