-lithic

  1. a combining form used in the names of cultural phases in archaeology characterized by the use of a particular type of tool: Chalcolithic; Neolithic.

Origin of -lithic

see origin at lithic
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British Dictionary definitions for -lithic

-lithic

adj combining form
  1. (in anthropology) relating to the use of stone implements in a specified cultural periodNeolithic

Word Origin for -lithic

from Greek lithikos, from lithos stone
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