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English definition of “palaeolithic”

palaeolithic

adjective specialized (US also paleolithic)     /ˌpæl.i.əʊˈlɪθ.ɪk/ US  /ˌpeɪ.li.oʊ-/
relating to the period when humans used tools and weapons made of stone : The Palaeolithic Period is sometimes called the Old Stone Age . → Compare mesolithic, neolithicPrehistory
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