Gravettian

adjective
Gra·vett·ian | \grəˈvetēən\

Definition of Gravettian 

: of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture widespread in Europe and typified by a narrow pointed-blade tool with a straight blunted back edge

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History and Etymology for Gravettian

La Gravette, rock shelter in the Couze valley of the Dordogne, France + English -ian

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