Definition of Mesolithic

1. Noun. Middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago.

Exact synonyms: Epipaleolithic, Mesolithic Age
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Stone Age



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a middle period of the Stone Age (following the paleolithic).
Partainyms: Mesolithic Age

Definition of Mesolithic

1. Adjective. Of or referring to the Middle Stone Age (also the '''Mesolithic''' period or the '''Mesolithic''' age), a prehistoric period that lasted between 10,000 and 3,000 BC. ¹

2. Noun. Short for the '''Mesolithic''' period. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesolithic

Mesgegra
Meshach
Meshed
Mesicke
Meskwaki
Meskwakis
Mesmer
Mesoamerica
Mesoamerican
Mesoamerican pyramid
Mesoamerican pyramids
Mesoarchean
Mesocricetus auratus
Mesogothic
Mesokemic
Mesolithic
Mesolithic Age
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamian
Mesopotamian Arabic
Mesopotamians
Mesoproterozoic
Mesozoic
Mesozoic era
Mespilus
Mespilus germanica
Mesquakie
Mesquakies
Mesquite
Messalian

Literary usage of Mesolithic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"... but rather for the proof they add of the complex heredity of man long before the end of the palaeolithic period. II. mesolithic It is in the ..."

2. Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece 1 by James Wiseman (2003)
"The chief difference is that the mesolithic industry of Sidari makes greater use of flakes ... Six sites in the Preveza nomos are possibly mesolithic (Figs. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1922)
"What, now, is the title mesolithic period supposed to cover? Not very long after archeologists began digging scientifically in Europe, they became aware ..."

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