Azilian

Azilian

[uh-zeel-yuhn, -ee-uhn, uh-zil-]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an early Mesolithic culture of southern France and northern Spain.

Origin:
1895–1900; named after Mas d'Azil, village in Ariège, S France, near where remains of the culture were found; see -ian

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Azilian (əˈzɪlɪən)
 
n
1.  a Palaeolithic culture of Spain and SW France that can be dated to the 10th millennium bc, characterized by flat bone harpoons and schematically painted pebbles
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this culture
 
[C19: named after Mas d'Azil, France, where artefacts were found]

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