Chalcolithic

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The Chalcolithic (Greek: χαλκός khalkós, "capper" an λίθος líthos, "stane")[1] or Capper Age,[1] an aa kent as the Eneolithic[1] or Aeneolithic (frae Laitin aeneus "o capper"), wis a period aboot frae 3500 tae 1700 BC in the development o human technology, afore it wis discovered that addin tin to capper formed the haurder bronze, leadin tae the Bronze Age.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) ISBN 0-19-861263-X, p. 301: "Chalcolithic"