adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting an early Mesolithic culture in Europe, succeeding the Magdalenian and dated to about 11,500–9,500 years ago.
C19: named after Mas d'Azil in the French Pyrenees, where objects from this culture were found.

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  • Azilian — [ə zil′yən] adj. [after Mas d Azil, cavern in the French Pyrenees, where traces were found] denoting or of a stage of Mesolithic culture following the Magdalenian and characterized by painted stone pebbles and by harpoon heads made from antlers …   English World dictionary

  • Azilian — The Azilian is a name given by archaeologists to an industry of the Epipaleolithic in northern Spain and southern France.It probably dates to the period of the Allerød Oscillation around 10,000 years ago (10,000 BC uncalibrated) and followed the… …   Wikipedia

  • Azilian — /euh zeel yeuhn, ee euhn, euh zil /, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an early Mesolithic culture of southern France and northern Spain. [1895 1900; named after Mas d Azil, village in Ariège, S France, near where remains of the… …   Universalium

  • azilian — azil·ian …   English syllables

  • Azilian — /əˈzɪliən/ (say uh zileeuhn) noun the Palaeolithic culture of south western France and north eastern Spain; about 9500 to 9200 years ago …   Australian English dictionary

  • azilian — n. & adj. Geol. n. the transitional period between the palaeolithic and neolithic ages in Europe. adj. of or relating to this period. Etymology: Mas d Azil in the French Pyrenees, where remains of it were found …   Useful english dictionary

  • Azilian industry — ▪ stone tool culture       tool tradition of Late Paleolithic and Early Mesolithic Europe, especially in France and Spain. The Azilian industry was preceded by the richer and more complex Magdalenian industry and was more or less contemporary… …   Universalium

  • Азильская культура — (Azilian)Azilian, культура раннего мезолита в Европе, назв. получила от пещеры Мас д Азиль во Французских Пиренеях, следует за мадленской культурой и соответствует 10–8 му тыс. до н.э. Характеризуется плоскими гарпунами, галькой с… …   Страны мира. Словарь

  • Азильская культура —     (Azilian), эпипалеолитическая или мезолитическая культура Северной Испании и Юго Западной Франции, корни которой, по видимому, уходят в поздний мадлен этой области. Хронологически она совпадает с позднегляциальным периодом и может быть… …   Археологический словарь

  • Prehistoric Iberia — The Prehistory of the Iberian peninsula begins with the arrival of the first hominins c.900,000 Before Present (BP) and ends with the Punic Wars, when the territory enters the domains of written history. In this long period, some of its most… …   Wikipedia

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