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noun

the period in the history of humankind, preceding the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and marked by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.

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Origin of Stone Age

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for Stone Age

Stone Age

noun

a period in human culture identified by the use of stone implements and usually divided into the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic stages

adjective Stone-Age

(sometimes not capitals) of or relating to this periodstone-age man
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Scientific definitions for Stone Age

Stone Age

The earliest known period of human culture, marked by the use of stone tools. See Mesolithic Neolithic Paleolithic. See Note at Three Age system.
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Cultural definitions for Stone Age

Stone Age

A period encompassing all of human history, perhaps several million years, before the Bronze Age. In the Stone Age, people learned to make and use stone tools and weapons.

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