Definition of Neolithic

1. Noun. Latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere).

Exact synonyms: Neolithic Age, New Stone Age
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Stone Age

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic). "Evidence of neolithic settlements"
Partainyms: Neolithic Age

Definition of Neolithic

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or designating, an era characterized by late remains in stone.

Definition of Neolithic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the New Stone Age. ¹

2. Proper noun. The New Stone Age, from circa 8500 to 4500 BCE. ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) hopelessly outdated ¹

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Definition of Neolithic

1. [adj]

Neolithic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neolithic

Neoascaris vitulorum
Neoceratodus forsteri
Neofiber alleni
Neohygrophorus angelesianus
Neolentinus ponderosus
Neolithic Age
Neolithic Revolution
Neomys anomalus
Neomys fodiens
Neophron percnopterus

Literary usage of Neolithic

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

1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"Twelve thousand years ago, or thereabouts — we are still too early for anything but the roughest chronology — neolithic peoples were scattered all ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"Who the Eskimo are is not known, but a broad- skulled race seems to be following them from the east as the broad-skulled race of later neolithic times did ..."

3. Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar by Thomas Rice Holmes (1907)
"neolithic MAN The remains of neolithic man have been discovered in caves, in cairns, in submerged forests, and in barrows in Essex, Wiltshire, ..."

4. A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest by John Edward Lloyd (1911)
"neolithic WALES. I. With the opening of the neolithic or New Stone Age begins, so far as is now known, the continuous history of man in Wales. ..."

5. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1894)
"Prehistoric deposits —Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages—Paleolithic or Old Period—neolithic or New Stone Period—Universal distribution throughout the British ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of Prehistoric Art by Ernest Albert Parkyn (1915)
"If these sculptures are rightly attributed to the neolithic period they lend ... GOLD IN THE neolithic AGE. Virgin gold by its brightness may very well have ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1879)
"From Palaeolithic times to the present day this locality has been renowned for the excellent quality of its flint, and during the neolithic period flint was ..."

8. Cave Hunting: Researches on the Evidence of Caves Respecting the Early by William Boyd Dawkins (1874)
"The neolithic Caves in the neighbourhood of Cefn, St. Asaph. ... We shall, however, find that they were used by the neolithic peoples, both for shelter and ..."

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