designating or of an Old World cultural period (c. 8000-c. 3500 ) characterized by polished stone tools, pottery, weaving, stock rearing, agriculture, and sometimes megaliths
Origin of Neolithicneo- + -lithic
the Neolithic period; New Stone Age
Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning around 10,000 BC in the Middle East and later elsewhere, characterized by the development of agriculture and the making of polished stone implements.
The Neolithic Period. Also called New Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.
(comparative more neolithic, superlative most neolithic)
- Of or relating to the New Stone Age.
- The New Stone Age, from circa 8500 to 4500 BCE.
From Ancient Greek Î½ÎÎ¿Ï‚ (neos, “new") + Î»Î¯Î¸Î¿Ï‚ (lithos, “stone").