From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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NeolithicNe‧o‧lith‧ic, neolithic /ˌniːəˈlɪθɪk◂/ adjective SASHrelating to the last period of the Stone Age, about 10,000 years ago, when people began to live together in small groups and make stone tools and weapons a Neolithic burial ground
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NeolithicHowever, Paleolithic and Neolithic art often emphasized the buttocks, sometimes exaggerating them to a suggestion of hills or mountains.The Neolithic builders created monuments to rival the hills themselves, an activity that required a massive dedication of resources.Male speaker Neolithic man would have used an axe to cut the trees.Glastonbury Tor and Avebury Where later societies put great resources into fortification the Neolithic people built monuments.Not everyone accepts the idea of the Neolithic period as woman-centered.Perhaps some, or even many, Neolithic societies perished because of this.Just as dramatically, radiocarbon dating has shown that the Neolithic was introduced to Britain at least 1500 years earlier than previously believed.
Origin Neolithic (1800-1900) neo- + Greek lithos stone