Antedating of "Stone Age"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 28 12:40:32 UTC 2006

Stone Age (OED 1864)

1850 _Chambers's Edinburgh Jrnl._ Mar. 170 (Periodicals Archive Online)
We see in the flint-headed arrows of the South Sea islanders of the
present day an exact reflex of these weapons, as used by the Scandinavians
of the Stone Age.

Fred Shapiro

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