Mesolithic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1866 of, relating to, or being a transitional period of the Stone Age between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic

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  • Mesolithic — [mes΄ōlith′ik, mez′ōlith′ik] adj. [ MESO + LITHIC] [sometimes m ] designating or of an Old World cultural period ( c. 10,000 c. 8000 B.C. ) between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic, characterized by the earliest exploitation of local and… …   English World dictionary

  • mesolithic — (adj.) 1866 in archaeology (somewhat earlier in geology); see MESO (Cf. meso ) + LITHIC (Cf. lithic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mesolithic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the middle part of the Stone Age, between the end of the glacial period and the beginnings of agriculture. ORIGIN from Greek mesos middle + lithos stone …   English terms dictionary

  • Mesolithic — 1. adjective Of or referring to the Middle Stone Age (also the Mesolithic period or the Mesolithic age), a prehistoric period that lasted between 10,000 and 3,000 BC. See Also: lith 2. noun Short for the Mesolithic period …   Wiktionary

  • Mesolithic — mezolitas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vidurinis akmens amžius (pereinamasis amžius tarp paleolito ir neolito) – poledyninis laikotarpis, kuriuo žmonės prisitaikė prie naujų (miško) sąlygų, apsigyveno pačiose… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Mesolithic — /mez euh lith ik, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, adj. Anthropol. (sometimes l.c.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a transitional period of the Stone Age intermediate between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic periods, characterized by adaptation …   Universalium

  • mesolithic — mes·o lith·ic || ‚mezəʊ lɪθɪk /mes adj. of or pertaining to the time period following the paleolithic period …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mesolithic — adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting the middle part of the Stone Age, between the end of the glacial period and the beginnings of agriculture. Origin C19: from meso + Gk lithos stone + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • mesolithic — meso·lith·ic …   English syllables

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