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Stone Age

noun
1.
the period in the history of humankind, preceding the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and marked by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.
Origin of Stone Age
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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  • How remarkable are these links of connection between early Eastern civilisation and the Stone Age!

  • An atlatl was the weapon which had replaced the stone axe in the Stone Age.

    The Hohokam Dig Theodore Pratt
  • It must not be assumed that the Stone Age came to an end at the same time everywhere.

  • This, therefore, was in fact a habitation belonging to the Stone Age.

    Primitive Man Louis Figuier
  • Arrowheads of the Stone Age and medieval rapiers were ranged alongside some of the latest examples of the gunsmith's art.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for Stone Age

Stone Age

noun
1.
a period in human culture identified by the use of stone implements and usually divided into the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic stages
modifier
2.
(sometimes not capitals) of or relating to this period: stone-age man
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Stone Age in Science
Stone Age  
The earliest known period of human culture, marked by the use of stone tools. See Mesolithic, Neolithic, Paleolithic. See Note at Three Age system.

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Stone Age in Culture

Stone Age definition


A period encompassing all of human history, perhaps several million years, before the Bronze Age. In the Stone Age, people learned to make and use stone tools and weapons.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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