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  • adj. Alternative capitalization of Paleolithic

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  • adj. Same as paleolithic.

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  • n. 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
  • adj. of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic)


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  • According to the most learned and scientific speculation, the total population of the Globe, irr the year 10,000 before our era-in palaeolithic times-may have been about only ten million, probably less than more, all eaters of fruits and roots, hunters and fishermen.

    Peoples and Nations in a Changing World

  • M. Cartailhac, again, has lately, in the most candid and honourable way, recanted his own original disbelief in certain wall-paintings in Spanish caves, of the period called "palaeolithic," for long suspected by him of being "clerical" impostures.

    The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore

  • In early ages, after the metals had been worked, stone, bronze, and iron were still used as occasion served, just as the Australian black will now fashion an implement in "palaeolithic" wise, with a few chips; now will polish a weapon in "neolithic" fashion; and, again, will chip a fragment of glass with wonderful delicacy; or will put as good an edge as he can on a piece of hoop iron.

    The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore

  • Denmark when it supported only 500 palaeolithic people.


  • Likewise she induced mental states which she fondly believed to approximate those of the stone-folk, and just now, as she put up her hair for the pillow, she was indulging her fancy with a palaeolithic wooing.


  • The Aïr has been settled for at least 30,000 years: prehistoric palaeolithic and neolithic sites abound.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • BI: The Adivasis are the indigenous first dwellers whose ancestry is traced to a prehistoric level by rockart of the region which is world famous and by the palaeolithic remains of earlier generations that have made the valley famous throughout the world and drawn international attention to it.

    Jeff Biggers: India's Coal Rush and Form of Mountaintop Removal: Interview with Jharkhand Leader Bulu Imam

  • To the west, Adrar, Tasedjbest, Ifedaniouen and Aras are all rich in rock art, not all yet known to scholars, and there are palaeolithic sites at Erg (formerly lake) Tihodaine.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • More specially, the Internet numbering system is palaeolithic, and needs sorting out.

    Easy Access to IPv6 at Last?

  • And they all intermingled with the palaeolithic 'abos'.

    Book Review: Where the Eagle Landed


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