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  • noun Plural form of eolith.


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  • Some antiquarians have thought to detect such earlier types in the stones that have been named 'eoliths' found in Kent, but, though these 'eoliths' may possibly show human use, the question of their history is far from being settled.

    Celtic Religion in Pre-Christian Times

  • Mortillet's example, investigators have called these "eoliths," and they have been traced back by Verworn to the Miocene of the Auvergne, and by Rutot even to the upper Oligocene.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

  • Below the Mesvinian comes the nebulous region of "eoliths," which are not yet definitely proved to be of human workmanship.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • We have your eoliths and your mesoliths and your neoliths.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • Measured by the duration of human life it is a vast space of time between that first dynasty in Egypt and the coming of the aeroplane, but by the scale that looks back to the makers of the eoliths, it is all of it a story of yesterday.

    The World Set Free

  • But the stone weapons which have come down to us, even in their crudest forms (eoliths), are very far from representing the earliest achievements of man in the accumulation of culture.

    The Mind in the Making The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform

  • There were also very crude flint implements (or eoliths).

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

  • In this connection the remarks taken from Lubbock in regard to the origin and gradual development of the earliest flint implements will be read with interest; these are similar to the observations on modern eoliths, and their bearing on the development of the stone industry.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

  • Although these eoliths are even nowadays the subject of many different views, the preoccupation with them has kept the problem of the age of the human race continually before us.

    Evolution in Modern Thought


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