Epipaleolithic

Epipaleolithic
noun
middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago
Syn: ↑Mesolithic Age, ↑Mesolithic
Instance Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period
Part Holonyms: ↑Stone Age

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\\|epə̇, |epē+\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary epi- + paleolithic

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/ep'euh pay'lee euh lith"ik, -pal'ee-/, adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the human cultures existing at the end of the Paleolithic and the beginnings of the Mesolithic periods of the Stone Age.
[1920-25; EPI- + PALEOLITHIC]

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