Definition of pre-Palaeolithic in English:

pre-Palaeolithic

(US pre-Paleolithic)

adjective

Archaeology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the period immediately preceding the Palaeolithic or Early Stone Age.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Melville Bell (1819–1905). From pre- + Palaeolithic.

Pronunciation

pre-Palaeolithic

/priːˌpalɪəˈlɪθɪk//priːˌpeɪlɪəˈlɪθɪk/