[ kal-kuh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌkæl kəˈlɪθ ɪk /


of, relating to, or characteristic of the Copper Age; Aeneolithic.

Origin of Chalcolithic

First recorded in 1900–05; chalco- + -lithic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chalcolithic

/ (ˌkælkəˈlɪθɪk) /


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