1Relating to or denoting a Paleolithic culture of North Africa and southern Europe, noted for its microliths. It is dated to circa 8000–4500 bc.
- The Palaeolithic industry of North Africa and southern Europe is noted for its microliths and called Capsian culture, taking its name from the town of Gafsa in Tunisia.
- The Capsian man left, besides the lithic implement, vestiges that betray aesthetic preoccupations.
- In spite of the slightly ambiguous context of discovery, comparative analysis with other Capsian and Neolithic engravings provides a firm suggestion for a chrono-cultural framework.
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