from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or practising primitive art.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Belonging to, or connected with, ancient art.
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- adjective Relating to
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The Neotechnic phase, though itself as yet far from completely replacing the paleotechnic order which is still quantitatively predominant in most of our cities, begins itself to show signs of a higher stage of progress, as in the co-ordination of the many industries required for the building of a ship, or in the yet more recent developments which begin to renew for us the conception of the worthy construction of a city.
During Mumford's paleotechnic era, when coal and railways replaced water and canal boats, the United States once again found itself blessed with huge coal reserves, and the arrival of the neotechnic era, when petroleum and highways became the new foundation of power, the United States found that nature had supplied it with so much oil that in 1950, it produced more petroleum than all other countries combined.
That Thoreau developed the ability to think such thoughts ” about Puritanism and ecocentrism both! ” as early as modernization's paleotechnic era, as Lewis Mumford called it, is certain to make him an even more luminous and inspirational figure in the next century than he has been in the present one.
The oldest art-traces of the paleotechnic men of central France not only surpass those of many savage races, but they indicate an intellectual aptitude in no degree inferior to the average Frenchman of the nineteenth century. "