Adjective "neolithic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or denoting the later part of the Stone Age, when ground or polished stone weapons and implements prevailed.
  1. 'The remains of several Neolithic passage graves and over thirty Iron Age burial mounds can also be seen.'
  2. 'Distinctive styles of local pottery appear around 2500 bc along with Neolithic polished stone axes.'

Definitions

1. (sometimes lowercase) Anthropology. of, relating to, or characteristic of the last phase of the Stone Age, marked by the domestication of animals, the development of agriculture, and the manufacture of pottery and textiles: commonly thought to have begun c9000–8000 b.c. in the Middle East.Compare Mesolithic, Paleolithic.

2. (usually lowercase) belonging to or remaining from an earlier era; outdated; passé.

More examples(as adjective)

"periods can be neolithic."

"times can be neolithic."

"ages can be neolithic."

"settlements can be neolithic."

"revolutions can be neolithic."

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Origin

(Neolithic)Mid 19th century: from neo- ‘new’ + Greek lithos ‘stone’ + -ic.