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Solutrean Line breaks: So¦lu|trean
Pronunciation: /səˈluːtrɪən/

Definition of Solutrean in English:


1Relating to or denoting an Upper Palaeolithic culture of central and SW France and parts of Iberia. It is dated to about 21,000–18,000 years ago, following the Aurignacian and preceding the Magdalenian.
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  • This Clovis spear shaft wrench was made first by the Solutrean people - found in France and Spain.
  • Some scientists believe that the Solutrean peoples were responsible for much of the cave art in Europe.
  • This Solutrean biface was found during excavation in the early 1900's in a rock shelter called Le Ruth.
1.1 (as noun the Solutrean) The Solutrean culture or period.


Late 19th century: from Solutré, the site of a cave in eastern France, where objects from this culture were found, + -an.

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