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protolithic

[ proht-l-ith-ik ]
/ ˌproʊt lˈɪθ ɪk /
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adjective Anthropology.

noting or pertaining to stone implements selected according to suitability of the form to a particular purpose without definite shaping on the part of the user.

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Origin of protolithic

First recorded in 1895–1900; proto- + lithic
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British Dictionary definitions for protolithic

protolithic
/ (ˌprəʊtəʊˈlɪθɪk) /

adjective

of or referring to the earliest Stone Age
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