/ (ˌpælɪəʊˈlɪθɪk) /
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the period of the emergence of primitive man and the manufacture of unpolished chipped stone tools, about 2.5 million to 3 million years ago until about 12 000 bc .See also Lower Palaeolithic, Middle Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic
(sometimes not capital) of or relating to this period
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How to use Palaeolithic in a sentence
It is shewn that early palaeolithic man presents examples of skulls both of brachy-cephalic and dolicho-cephalic proportions.
Professor Kramberger holds the view that it constituted a feature of adaptation peculiar to the Palaeolithic men of Krapina.
Palaeolithic implements of a primitive type have been obtained from the same deposit at Galley Hill.
This is described by some authorities as Mousterian, by others as Aurignacian; in either case as of an early Palaeolithic aspect.
This is the best example of an interment referable to the early Palaeolithic age (Fig. 22).