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The next two slammed us into the Neolithic.
Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  newest (most recent) period of the Stone Age beginning around 10,000 to 8,000 BC, when humans made polished stone tools and many areas were developing agriculture — especially the Middle East
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Note that "lithic" means "stone" or "rock."
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  • The next two slammed us into the Neolithic.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • It looked like a big gray igloo, but it was a cairn—one of the Neolithic tombs after which Cairnholm was named.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • By the end his lifestyle had elements of the Neolithic.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Neolithic man—no date.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • The peculiar pressure that it exerted on human beings between the Neolithic Age and the early twentieth century has disappeared and been replaced by something quite different.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "In the Neolithic," Randy said, "a boy either grows up fast or he doesn’t grow up at all."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The security and shelter suggested by some Neolithic memory of caves probably won’t work here, but something along the lines of Plato’s cave interior may: perhaps this cave experience has something to do with Adela getting in touch with the deepest levels of her consciousness and perhaps being frightened by what she finds there.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Animal fibers were not employed until the Neolithic period, by cultures that—unlike their nomadic ancestors—were able to establish stable communities near which sheep could graze, and in which looms could be constructed.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • To Ryan they might as well have been neolithic cave paintings.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Since that neolithic moment when first a horse was haltered, there were those among men who understood this.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer

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  • If he would confine his energies to this all would be well, but there are rumours that he intends to prosecute Dr. Mortimer for opening a grave without the consent of the next-of-kin, because he dug up the Neolithic skull in the barrow on Long Down.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He propped the book against his knees and began reading: Chapter I Ignorance is Strength Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Some blankets rolled in a waterproof lay upon that very stone slab upon which Neolithic man had once slumbered.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The inscription on the title-page ran: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF OLIGARCHICAL COLLECTIVISM by Emmanuel Goldstein Winston began reading: Chapter I Ignorance is Strength Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • …couldn’t be a poet at all without a landscape filled with bogs and turf His imagination runs through history, digging its way down into the past to unlock clues to political and historical difficulties, in much the same way the turf-cutters carve their way downward through progressively older layers of peat, where they sometimes come upon messages from the past—skeletons of the extinct giant Irish elk, rounds of cheese or butter, Neolithic quern stones, two-thousand-year-old bodies.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • North American civilization’s return to the Neolithic Age."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Neolithic [7] , Paleolithic [8] , neonatal [7] , neophyte [8]
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