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[pey-lee-oh-in-dee-uh n; especially British pal-ee‐]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a New World cultural stage, c22,000–6000 b.c., distinguished by fluted-point tools and cooperative hunting methods.
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  1. a member of the North American Indian people of this cultural stage, who are believed to have migrated originally from Asia and are known to have been expert big-game hunters.
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Examples from the Web for paleo-indian

Historical Examples

  • A Paleo-Indian association, sometime before 10,000 years ago, is suggested.

    Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types

    James W. Cambron

  • Paleo-Indian (L)—a name assigned to nomadic groups who were the first inhabitants of the new world.