Stone Age
I. noun Date: 1854 1. the first known period of prehistoric human culture characterized by the use of stone tools — compare Mesolithic, neolithic, Paleolithic 2. a stage in a human institution or field of endeavor regarded as primitive, outmoded, or obsolete <
the Stone Age of information handling before computers
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II. adjective Date: 1865 1. of, relating to, or resembling the culture of the Stone Age especially in the use of stone implements <
modern Stone Age peoples
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our Stone Age ancestors
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2. primitive, outmoded, or unsophisticated (as in ideas or technology) by currently accepted standards <
marauding mercenaries with Stone Age political ideas — Robert Moss
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using a Stone Age camera
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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