from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting of or relating to stone or rock.
- adj. Of or relating to lithium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to stone; as, lithic architecture.
- adj. of, or relating to lithium
- n. A stone tool or projectile
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to stone.
- adj. Pertaining to the formation of uric-acid concretions (stone) in the bladder and other parts of the body.
- n. A medicine which tends to prevent stone in the bladder.
- adj. Pertaining to or denoting lithium or some of its compounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or consisting of stone.
- Pertaining to stone in the bladder; uric.
- Consisting of or related to the element lithium.
- n. A remedy supposed to cause the solution of stone in the bladder or kidney.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or composed of stone
- adj. of or containing lithium
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A kind of lithic blogtool, predating and post-dating the stelae, the tombstone and the electronic tablet.
Archaeological sites such as lithic scatters, food-processing sites, rock shelters, village sites, petroglyphs, and pictographs are found in the monument.
As I said, Stonehenge is only one of many lithic monuments made by humans.
Meanwhile, there is strong evidence that humans erected Stonehenge, just like humans have erected many other lithic monuments.
With Stonehenge, it looks like other human lithic monuments, sculpted (with chisel marks perhaps), but long before humans existed.
Zach: With Stonehenge, it looks like other human lithic monuments, sculpted (with chisel marks perhaps), but long before humans existed.
Concerning the hypothesis that Stonehenge was made by humans, we can compare it to other human-made lithic monuments, look for evidence of human manufacture, seek signs of human habitation, determine whether humans had the means and opportunity, etc.
Dudley remarked later in a report that the chert materials “represent the entire lithic reduction sequence core, primary, secondary, tertiary, and micro flakes.”
Underfoot everywhere were thousands of flakes and larger fractured chunks, discarded small cutting tools and hammerstones.29 Dudley called this a “lithic procurement site.”
The lithic debris was primarily moss agate, a cream-colored chert and the root-beer-colored chert from the four quarries on the property.