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the period in the history of humankind, preceding the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and marked by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.
a period in human culture identified by the use of stone implements and usually divided into the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic stages
(sometimes not capitals) of or relating to this period: stone-age man
Stone Age
The earliest known period of human culture, marked by the use of stone tools. See Mesolithic, Neolithic, Paleolithic. See Note at Three Age system.

Stone Age definition

A period encompassing all of human history, perhaps several million years, before the Bronze Age. In the Stone Age, people learned to make and use stone tools and weapons.


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