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Maglemosian

Line breaks: Mag|le¦mo¦sian
Pronunciation: /ˌmaɡləˈməʊsɪən
 
, -z-/

Definition of Maglemosian in English:

adjective

Archaeology
1Relating to or denoting a northern European Mesolithic culture, dated to about 9,500-7,700 years ago.
Example sentences
  • Some Maglemosian material culture was artistically designed, with decoration on tools and wooden canoes.
  • The Federmessergruppen, characterized by shouldered flint points, gives way to the Maglemosian tradition with abundant microliths in distinctive convex-backed and triangular forms.
1.1 (as noun the Maglemosian) The Maglemosian culture or period.

Origin

1920s: from Maglemose, a town in Denmark where objects from this culture were found, + -ian.

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