Solutrean

Solutrean

[suh-loo-tree-uhn]
adjective
Archaeology. of or designating an Upper Paleolithic European culture c18,000–16,000 b.c., characterized by the making of stone projectile points and low-relief stone sculptures.
Also, Solutrian.


Origin:
1885–90; < French solutréen, after Solutré the type-site, near a village of the same name in France (Saône-et-Loire); see -an

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Solutrean (səˈluːtrɪən)
 
adj
of or relating to an Upper Palaeolithic culture of Europe that was characterized by leaf-shaped flint blades
 
[C19: named after Solutré, village in central France where traces of this culture were originally found]

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Solutrean also Solutrian   (sə-l'trē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in southwestern Europe between the Aurignacian and Magdalenian cultures, dating from around 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. The short-lived Solutrean culture was characterized by finely crafted tools, such as slender, leaf-shaped blades and shouldered points, as well as ornaments, carvings, and cave paintings.
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