Definition of Paleolithic Age
1. Noun. Second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC.
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Stone Age
Terms within: Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic
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Literary usage of Paleolithic Age
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1897)
"... but others con- ained relics which must be ascribed to the earliest epoch of the Paleolithic age. The following description of them is taken from the ..."
2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1900)
"CONTINUITY OF THE Paleolithic Age. THE French and Belgian archaeologists are divided as to the separation of Paleolithic from the Neolithic periods. ..."
3. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1875)
"THE Paleolithic Age EXAMINED. By N. WHITLEY, CE, Hon, See. of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, INTRODUCTION. ..."
4. History and Chronology of the Myth-making Age by James Francis Katherinus Hewitt (1901)
"E. The southward emigration of tlie Neolithic builders of stone monuments, and of the men of the Paleolithic age, and t/ie history of Pottery. ..."