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.


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