-lithic


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

Nearby words

  1. -ling,
  2. -lings,
  3. -lipped,
  4. -lite,
  5. -lith,
  6. -lived,
  7. -log,
  8. -logic,
  9. -logue,
  10. -logy

Origin of -lithic

see origin at lithic

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British Dictionary definitions for -lithic

-lithic

adj combining form

(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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