American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crude stone artifact, such as a flake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rudely chipped flint implement (or what appears to be such) regarded, from its workmanship, as older than the paleoliths. Eoliths are found in the oldest Quaternary deposits of Europe.
- n. Crudely chopped flints, believed to be naturally produced by geological processes such as glaciation.
- n. a crude stone artifact (as a chipped flint); possibly the earliest tools
- From Ancient Greek ἑός (eos, "dawn") + λίθος (lithos, "stone"). (Wiktionary)
“From the beginning to the ripening of that phase of human life, from the first clumsy eolith of rudely chipped flint to the first implements of polished stone, was two or three thousand centuries, ten or fifteen thousand generations.”
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