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Palaeolithic

  

      n  
1    the period of the emergence of primitive man and the manufacture of unpolished chipped stone tools, about 2.5 million to 3 million years ago until about 12000 b.c.  
   See also       Lower Palaeolithic       Middle Palaeolithic       Upper Palaeolithic  
      adj  
2    sometimes not cap   of or relating to this period  


Lower Palaeolithic  
      n  
1    the earliest of the three sections of the Palaeolithic, beginning about 3 million years ago and ending about 70000 b.c. with the emergence of Neanderthal man  
      adj  
2    of or relating to this period  
Middle Palaeolithic  
      n  
1    the period between the Lower and the Upper Palaeolithic, usually taken as equivalent to the Mousterian  
      adj  
2    of or relating to this period  
Palaeolithic man  
      n   any of various primitive types of man, such as Neanderthal man and Java man, who lived in the Palaeolithic  
Upper Palaeolithic  
      n  
1    the latest of the three periods of the Palaeolithic, beginning about 40000 b.c. and ending, in Europe, about 12000 b.c.: characterized by the emergence of modern man, Homo sapiens  
      adj  
2    of or relating to this period  
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