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Azilian

Line breaks: Azil|ian
Pronunciation: /əˈzɪlɪən/

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Definition of Azilian in English:

adjective

Archaeology
1Relating to or denoting an early Mesolithic culture in Europe, succeeding the Magdalenian and dated to about 11,500-9,500 years ago. It is characterized by flat bone harpoons, painted pebbles, and microliths.
1.1 (as noun the Azilian) The Azilian culture or period.

Origin

late 19th century: named after Mas d'Azil in the French Pyrenees, where objects from this culture were found.

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