Mousterian

adjective
Mous·​te·​ri·​an | \ mü-ˈstir-ē-ən How to pronounce Mousterian (audio) \

Definition of Mousterian

: of or relating to a Middle Paleolithic culture that is characterized by well-made flake tools often considered the work of Neanderthal man

First Known Use of Mousterian

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Mousterian

French moustérien, from Le Moustier, cave in Dordogne, France

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The first known use of Mousterian was in 1876

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“Mousterian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mousterian. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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