Relating to or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Palaeolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.‘in the Eolithic age, natural objects of stone were adapted to human uses with little concept of form’
- ‘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.’
noundated the Eolithic
A period at the beginning of the Stone Age characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.‘the Eolithic was of immense time duration’
Late 19th century from French éolithique, from Greek ēōs ‘dawn’ + lithikos (from lithos ‘stone’).