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  • n  latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)
  • a  of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic)
    evidence of neolithic settlements

  • The find upsets earlier theories, which held that neolithic man had never ventured into such inhospitable surroundings.
  • America's culinary taste is going through its neo-neolithic phase: burned flesh is more popular than ever.
  • The Iran message--already being criticized by neolithic conservatives--is part of a strategy: make it clear that we're willing to be reasonable, that our goal isn't regime change .
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  • 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.
    July 16, 2013 - via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    July 16, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Dick Wolf in (blog)
    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... Adrian Bejan Softpedia Jun 14, 2010 67140 89314 neolithic 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...
  • Tony Robinson in Aberdeen Press and Journal
    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...

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