Chalcolithic

[ˌkalkə(ʊ)'lɪθɪk]
adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting a period in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC, during which some weapons and tools were made of copper.
Origin
early 20th cent.: from Gk khalkos 'copper' + lithos 'stone' + -ic.

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