Aurignacian

adjective
Au·​ri·​gna·​cian | \ ˌȯr-ēn-ˈyā-shən How to pronounce Aurignacian (audio) \

Definition of Aurignacian

: of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture marked by finely made artifacts of stone and bone, paintings, and engravings

First Known Use of Aurignacian

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aurignacian

French aurignacien, from Aurignac, France

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“Aurignacian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aurignacian. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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