Definition of Neolithic age
1. Noun. Latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere).
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Stone Age
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Literary usage of Neolithic age
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 (1920)
"... that hunting was still of great importance in the neolithic age. ... Sir Arthur Evans says the neolithic age began in Crete more than 14000 years ago. ..."
2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"IN THE neolithic age IN the neolithic age savage warfare did I wage For food and fame and woolly horses' pelt; I was singer to my clan in that dim, ..."
3. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"CHAPTER II THE MINOAN AGE neolithic age to 3000 BC Our earliest glimpse of the ... A good opportunity for the study of progress during the neolithic age is ..."
4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"neolithic age (¡n south Germany till c. 2000 Bc). ... Our knowledge of the later neolithic age, as of the succeeding periods, is largely gained from the ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"For the earlier part of the neolithic age, however, these are by no means fruitful of ... This uncertainty makes any account of the neolithic age difficult, ..."
6. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"At the time that the big stones of Stone- henge were set up (the smaller stones of the outer circle FIG. 67.—A polished flint axe- head, of neolithic age, ..."
7. Explorations in Turkestan, Expedition of 1904: Prehistoric Civilizations of by Raphael Pumpelly (1908)
"THE HORSE OF PREHISTORIC (LATER QUATERNARY) TIMES. (a) The neolithic age ... Remains of horses of the neolithic age are rare; nevertheless, ..."