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Aterian

[uh-teer-ee-uh n] /əˈtɪər i ən/
adjective, Archaeology
1.
of or indicating a Middle Paleolithic industry of northwestern Africa and the Sahara, characterized by the production of tanged points and bifacially worked leaf-shaped points of varying sizes.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French atérien, after the type-site, Bir el Ater, Algeria; see -ian
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