HyperDic: upper_paleolithic

English > 1 sense of the expression Upper Paleolithic:
NOUNtimeUpper Paleolithicthe time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed
English > Upper Paleolithic: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC.
Instance oftime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Part ofPaleolithic Age, Paleolithic, PalaeolithicSecond part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting / lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

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