Aterian

adjective Ate·ri·an \əˈtirēən\

Definition of Aterian

  1. :  of or belonging to a derived Mousterian culture of northern Africa which has in addition to the usual European Mousterian traits tanged and winged arrow points and leaf-shaped spearheads and which may be said to carry on the Mousterian tradition into upper Paleolithic times

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Origin and Etymology of aterian

French atérien, from Bir el-Ater (Constantine), Algeria + French -ien -ian


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