In old world archaeology, mesolithic (greek: μέσος, mesos middle λίθος, lithos stone) is the period between the upper paleolithic and the neolithic the term epipaleolithic is often used synonymously, especially for outside northern europe , and for the corresponding period in the levant and caucasus. Mesolithic period in human cultural history is defined as the earliest holocene culture that occurs before agriculture was started microlithic blades detached by pressure flaking from cylindrical cores are used to make tool types we have some evidences, albeit from outside india, that these blades were mounted in combination on suitable handles to form various [.
Otherwise known as middle stone age, the mesolithic age covered a brief span of around 2,000 years while it served as an important bridge between the upper paleolithic and neolithic ages, the art of this period was, well, sort of boring. The mesolithic age or the middle stone age was a period that fell between the ending of the paleolithic age and the starting of the neolithic age this was a transition period from old stone age to new stone age. Mesolithic period in human cultural history is defined as the earliest holocene culture that occurs before agriculture was started microlithic blades detached by pressure flaking from cylindrical cores are used to make tool types.
The word mesolithic derives from the greek: mesos ‘middle’ and litho (stone) it is an archaeological concept defining groups and cultures falling between palaeolithic and neolithic a kind of stepping stone, helping to neatly connect the earlier and later periods of the stone age. The mesolithic period, or middle stone age, is an archaeological term describing specific cultures that fall between the paleolithic and the neolithic periods while the start and end dates of the mesolithic period vary by geographical region, it dated approximately from 10,000 bce to 8,000 bce. The change from mesolithic 1 to natufian culture can be dated more closely the latest date from a mesolithic 1 site in the levant is 12,150 bce the earliest date from a natufian site is 11,140 bce  this period is characterized by the early rise of agriculture that would later emerge into the neolithic period. Mesolithic period, also called middle stone age, ancient cultural stage that existed between the paleolithic period (old stone age), with its chipped stone tools, and the neolithic period (new stone age), with its polished stone tools.
Because the mesolithic period is characterized by a suite of material culture, its timing varies depending upon location in northwestern europe , for instance, the mesolithic began about 8000 bce , after the end of the pleistocene epoch (ie, about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago), and lasted until about 2700 bce.
By the siberian times reporter dating back 11,000 years - with a coded message left by ancient man from the mesolithic age - the shigir idol is almost three times as old as the egyptian pyramids new.
Since the transition period is marked by a change in behavior rather than a single event, the mesolithic began at different times around the world generally, however, it coincided with the end of the ice age in each area, ranging from roughly 20,000-10,000 bc. The paleolithic age has made the great revolution in the industries and the involvement of this stone in the industries is happening from the history india is the second cultural phase of the mesolithic culture and pleistocene.