adjective. of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic).
noun. 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.
- Stone Age
- Upper Paleolithic
- Middle Paleolithic
- Paleolithic Age
- Lower Paleolithic
Sentences with paleolithic
Unlike the paleolithic, or "old stone" diet, which was that of a hunter-gather and protein-based, the Neolithic diet had a much higher vegetable and cereal content.