- 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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- (in anthropology) relating to the use of stone implements in a specified cultural periodNeolithic
from Greek lithikos, from lithos stone
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