Maglemosean

Maglemosean

[mag-luh-moh-see-uhn, -shuhn, -zhuhn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the first Mesolithic culture of the northern European plain, adapted to forest and waterside habitats and characterized by flint axes, microliths, and bone and antler equipment used in hunting and fishing.
Also, Maglemosian.


Origin:
1915–20; Maglemose site of Mesolithic station in Denmark + -an

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Maglemosian or Maglemosean (ˌmæɡləˈməʊzɪən)
 
n
1.  the first Mesolithic culture of N Europe, dating from 8000 bc to about 5000 bc: important for the rare wooden objects that have been preserved, such as dugout canoes
 
adj
2.  designating or relating to this culture
 
[C20: named after the site at Maglemose, Denmark, where the culture was first classified]
 
Maglemosean or Maglemosean
 
n
 
adj
 
[C20: named after the site at Maglemose, Denmark, where the culture was first classified]

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