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Maglemosean

or Maglemosian

[mag-luh-moh-see-uh n, -shuh n, -zhuh n] /ˌmæg ləˈmoʊ si ən, -ʃən, -ʒən/
adjective
1.
of, relating 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.
Origin of Maglemosean
1915-1920
1915-20; Maglemose site of Mesolithic station in Denmark + -an
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  • The new industries are known as the Tardenoisian, the Azilian, and the maglemosian.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • He notes that traces of maglemosian culture have been reported from England.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • maglemosian culture is believed to have been introduced by the ancestors of the fair peoples of Northern Europe.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • Traces of the maglemosian racial drift have been obtained on both sides of the Baltic and in the Danish kitchen middens.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • These are the Azilian, the Tardenoisian, and the maglemosian.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • It is possible that the Azilian, Tardenoisian, and maglemosian peoples had made considerable progress in the art of navigation.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • There are traces of Magdalenian influence in maglemosian culture.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • At the same time he considers the view that maglemosian influence was operating is worthy of consideration.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for maglemosian

Maglemosian

/ˌmæɡləˈməʊzɪən/
noun
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
adjective
2.
designating or relating to this culture
Word Origin
C20: named after the site at Maglemose, Denmark, where the culture was first classified
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