Definition of Eolithic in English:

Eolithic

adjective

Archaeology
dated
  • 1Relating to or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Paleolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.

    • ‘By 1869 his scheme for European prehistory was fairly well elaborated and included: the Thenasian (for the now obsolete Eolithic), Chellean, Mousterian, Solutrean, Aurignacian, Magdalenian, and Robenhausian.’
    1. 1.1as noun the Eolithic The Eolithic period.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French éolithique, from Greek ēōs ‘dawn’ + lithikos (from lithos ‘stone’).

Pronunciation

Eolithic

/ˌēəˈliTHik/