Mesolithic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mez"u-lith'ik, mes"-, mē"zu-, -su-), [key]
— adj. Anthropol.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a transitional period of the Stone Age intermediate between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic periods, characterized by adaptation to a hunting, collecting, and fishing economy based on the use of forest, lakeside, and seashore environments; Epipaleolithic.
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