Definition of Epipalaeolithic in English:

Epipalaeolithic

(US Epipaleolithic)

adjective

Archaeology
  • 1Relating to or denoting a Stone Age period that shows features of both the Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic and may be transitional between them.

    • ‘There is evidence in these later Epipaleolithic sites of a population explosion around 5500 BC, possibly due to the development of true agriculture.’
    • ‘One of the most striking exhibits is a red hand silhouette painted on a stone slab, dating from the Epipaleolithic period.’
    1. 1.1The Epipalaeolithic period.

Origin

Early 20th century: from epi- ‘upon, in addition’+ Palaeolithic.

Pronunciation:

Epipalaeolithic

/ˌɛpɪpalɪə(ʊ)ˈlɪθɪk/