Natufian

adjective
Na·​tu·​fi·​an | \ nəˈtüfēən \

Definition of Natufian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a food-gathering, cave-dwelling Mesolithic culture of ancient Palestine characterized by microliths, composite tools of microliths, small bare zoomorphic carvings in bone or stone, and the use of sickles suggesting some agriculture

Natufian

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Natufian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Mesolithic cave dweller of Mount Carmel and other localities in ancient Palestine

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History and Etymology for Natufian

Adjective

Wadi en-Natuf, valley in Palestine + English -ian

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“Natufian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Natufian. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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