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Paleolithic


Piedmont was a firm believer in that ancient, time-destroying remnant of the Paleolithic era, the chain of command.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  early stage of the Stone Age, beginning about 500,000 to 750,000 years ago when early humans made chipped-stone tools
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Note that "lithic" means "stone" or "rock."
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  • Piedmont was a firm believer in that ancient, time-destroying remnant of the Paleolithic era, the chain of command.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Paleolithic Petroglyph (carved rock, Paleolithic, Algiers, date uncertain).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • A couched spear of acuminated granite rested by him while at his feet reposed a savage animal of the canine tribe whose stertorous gasps announced that he was sunk in uneasy slumber, a supposition confirmed by hoarse growls and spasmodic movements which his master repressed from time to time by tranquilising blows of a mighty cudgel rudely fashioned out of paleolithic stone.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The huge and silent shadows driving across the stars, more miles above his head than he dared to guess, were as far beyond his little Columbus as it surpassed the log canoes of paleolithic man.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End

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  • It was also familiar in some strange paleolithic root-eating way a thing retained in the snake brain of early experience.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Paleolithic Petroglyph (carved rock, Paleolithic, Algiers, date uncertain).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • They walked for a few metres past a beautiful model of Paris, past art-treasures from a dozen centuries grouped incongruously together, past modem calculating machines and paleolithic axes, past television receivers and Hero of Alexandra’s steam-turbine.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The Sorceror (rock engraving with black paint fill-in, Paleolithic, France, c.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Paleolithic [8] , Neolithic [7]
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