A system for classifying prehistoric artifacts according to successive stages of technological development, divided into the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages.
The earliest known period of human culture, marked by the use of stone tools.
Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in Europe between the Mousterian and Solutrean cultures, dating from around 32,000 to 25,000 years ago and characterized by flaked stone, bone, and antler tools such as scrapers, awls, and burins (engraving tools). Aurignacian culture is associated with Cro-Magnon populations and is especially noted for its well-developed art tradition, including engraved and sculpted animal forms and female figurines thought to be fertility objects. The earliest fully developed cave art, such as the painted animals in the Lascaux cave in southwest France, dates from this period.
Of or relating to a Mesolithic western European culture.
Of, relating to, or being a Paleolithic culture of northern Africa and southern Europe.
Of or relating to the postulated earliest period of human culture preceding the Lower Paleolithic. Not in scientific use.
Of or relating to the last Upper Paleolithic culture of Europe, succeeding the Solutrean.
Designating or of a Middle Paleolithic culture, associated with the Neanderthal cave people and characterized by the use of flaked hand axes, scrapers, etc.
Designating or of the oldest known Lower Paleolithic culture, characterized by pebble tools usually flaked in two directions to form simple cutters, choppers, scrapers, etc.
Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in southwestern Europe between the Aurignacian and Magdalenian cultures, dating from around 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. The short-lived Solutrean culture was characterized by finely crafted tools, such as slender, leaf-shaped blades and shouldered points, as well as ornaments, carvings, and cave paintings.
Designating or of a Lower Paleolithic culture characterized by skillfully made bifacial flint hand axes
Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning around 10,000 bc in the Middle East and later elsewhere, characterized by the development of agriculture and the making of polished stone implements.
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