Gravettian

Gravettian

[gruh-vet-ee-uhn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an advanced Upper Paleolithic industry of Europe dating to c25,000 b.c. and characterized by straight, blunt-backed blades.

Origin:
1935–40; after la Gravette on the Dordogne, France; see -ian

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Gravettian (ɡrəˈvɛtɪən)
 
adj
of, referring to, or characteristic of an Upper Palaeolithic culture, characterized esp by small pointed blades with blunt backs
 
[C20: from La Gravette on the Dordogne, France]

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