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Chalcolithic

[ kal-kuh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌkæl kəˈlɪθ ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Copper Age.
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Also called Aeneolithic .

Origin of Chalcolithic

First recorded in 1900–05; chalco- + -lithic
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British Dictionary definitions for Chalcolithic

chalcolithic
/ (ˌkælkəˈlɪθɪk) /

adjective
archaeol of or relating to a period characterized by the use of both stone and bronze implements
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Scientific definitions for Chalcolithic

Chalcolithic
[ kăl′kə-lĭthĭk ]

The period of human culture preliminary to the Bronze Age, characterized by the use of copper and stone tools. The Chalcolithic Period is generally recognized only for Europe and central and western Asia. Also called Copper and Stone Age See Note at Three Age system.
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