neolithic neolithic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)
  2. (adj) of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic)

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Usage(s):

  1. The find upsets earlier theories, which held that neolithic man had never ventured into such inhospitable surroundings.
  2. America's culinary taste is going through its neo-neolithic phase: burned flesh is more popular than ever.
  3. The harsh, neolithic percussions of Stravinsky's Sacre du Printemps were less welcome, made first-nighters in Paris hiss and jeer.

News

  1. Forget Paleo—We're All About the Neolithic Diet

    If you find the dogma and strictness of the Paleo Diet grating, let us propose an anthropologically inspired alternative: The Neolithic Diet. A new study of ancient farming sites suggests that our ancient European ancestors relied on the harvests from fields of grain and legumes, and didn’t eat all that much meat.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Manure used by Europe's first farmers 8,000 years ago

    A new study says Europe's first farmers used far more sophisticated practices than was previously thought. Scientists have found that Neolithic farmers manured and watered their crops as early as 6,000 BC.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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Quotes

  1. "An animal leg is shaped like a column because it facilitates the flow of stresses between two points - like the foot and hip joint, or paw and shoulder. In the example of the Neolithic stone wheel, the flow of stresses is between the ground and the...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Adrian Bejan Source: Softpedia

  2. "The guild seems determined to ratchet up the likelihood of a strike," [Law & Order producer Dick Wolf] told Daily Variety. "It's a Neolithic tactic, but it's a clear message that they want to have a work stoppage. I don't have to be the...
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Dick Wolf Source: Defamer.com (blog)

  3. "My favourite place in Scotland is Maeshowe, a chambered cairn in Orkney," said Tony. "It is an extraordinary Neolithic cairn which has been built so finely that the engineering is staggering. The Vikings visited it thousands of years later...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Tony Robinson Source: Aberdeen Press and Journal

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