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Topic: ANTHROPOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: neo- + Greek lithos 'stone'

Neolithic

adjective
     
Ne‧o‧lith‧ic , neolithic
SASH relating 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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