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STONE AGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Stone Age mean? 

STONE AGE (noun)
  The noun STONE AGE has 1 sense:

1. (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements

  Familiarity information: STONE AGE used as a noun is very rare.


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STONE AGE (noun)


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Meaning:

(archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Instance hypernyms:

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Meronyms (parts of "Stone Age"):

Eolithic; Eolithic Age (the earliest part of the Stone Age marked by the earliest signs of human culture)

Palaeolithic; Paleolithic; Paleolithic Age (second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC)

Epipaleolithic; Mesolithic; Mesolithic Age (middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago)

Neolithic; Neolithic Age; New Stone Age (latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere))

Domain category:

archaeology; archeology (the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures)

Holonyms ("Stone Age" is a part of...):

prehistoric culture; prehistory (the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word)


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