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protolithic

[ proht-l-ith-ik ]
/ ˌproʊt lˈɪθ ɪk /

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.

Nearby words

protogeometric, protogynous, protohistory, protohuman, protolanguage, protolithic, protolog, protomartyr, protomorphic, proton, proton microscope

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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