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Line breaks: Sauve|ter¦rian
Pronunciation: /səʊvˈtɛːrɪən

Definition of Sauveterrian in English:


1Relating to or denoting an early Mesolithic culture of western Europe, especially France, dated to about 9,500-7,500 years ago.
1.1 (as noun the Sauveterrian) The Sauveterrian culture or period.


1940s: Sauveterre-la-Lémance, France, the type site, + -ian.

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