adjective Etymology: French aurignacien, from Aurignac, France Date: 1909 of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture marked by finely made artifacts of stone and bone, paintings, and engravings

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  • Aurignacian — is the name of a culture of the Upper Palaeolithic located in Europe and southwest Asia. It dates to between 32,000 and 26,000 BC. The name originates from the type site of Aurignac in the Haute Garonne area of France. The Aurignacian culture is… …   Wikipedia

  • aurignacian — AURIGNACIÁN s.n. (geol.) Primul subetaj al paleoliticului superior, caracterizat prin unelte de silex fin şi prin apariţia uneltelor de os. // adj. Care aparţine acestui subetaj. [pron. a u rig na ci an. / < fr. aurignacien, cf. Aurignac –… …   Dicționar Român

  • Aurignacian — [ô΄rig nā′shən] adj. [Fr Aurignacien, after Aurignac, village in S France, in whose caves artifacts were discovered] designating or of an Upper Paleolithic culture, characterized by stone tools called burins which were used for carving wood, bone …   English World dictionary

  • Aurignacian — /awr in yay sheuhn/, adj. of, belonging to, or typical of an Upper Paleolithic industry with characteristic stone and bone artifacts that is distributed from western France to eastern Europe and the Middle East. [1910 15; AURIGNAC + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Aurignacian — adj. of or pertaining to the Upper Paleolithic cultures characterized by the use of rough stone or bone tools and the creation of simple cave drawings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Aurignacian — [ˌɔ:rɪ njeɪʃ(ə)n, ˌɔ:rɪg neɪ ] adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting the early stages of the Upper Palaeolithic culture in Europe and the Near East, dated to about 34,000–29,000 years ago. Origin early 20th cent.: from Fr. Aurignacien,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • aurignacian — au·ri·gna·cian …   English syllables

  • Aurignacian — Au•ri•gna•cian [[t]ˌɔr ɪnˈyeɪ ʃən[/t]] adj. ara ant of or designating an Upper Paleolithic industry with stone and bone artifacts distributed from W France to the Middle East • Etymology: 1910–15; < F …   From formal English to slang

  • Aurignacian — /ɔrɪgˈneɪʃən/ (say awrig nayshuhn) adjective of or belonging to a sequence of related Upper Palaeolithic cultures. {named after Aurignac, a village in S France where remains were first found} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aurignacian — n. & adj. n. a flint culture of the palaeolithic period in Europe following the Mousterian and preceding the Solutrean. adj. of this culture. Etymology: F Aurignacien f. Aurignac in SW France, where remains of it were found …   Useful english dictionary

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