Azil·​ian | \ əˈzēlyən, -zil-, -lēən \

Definition of Azilian

: of or belonging to an early Mesolithic culture found primarily in France and characterized by stone and bone implements of degenerate Magdalenian type and especially by pebbles painted with lines, dots, and geometric figures

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History and Etymology for Azilian

Le Mas d' Azil, department Ariège, France, its type station + English -ian

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“Azilian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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