Per·​i·​gor·​di·​an | \ ¦perə¦gȯ(r)dēən \

Definition of Perigordian

: of or belonging to a Paleolithic culture epoch of western Europe including the Châterperronian and Gravettian phases and characterized by narrow pointed flint knife blades and the art of Lascaux Cave

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History and Etymology for Perigordian

Périgord, region in southwestern France + English -ian

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“Perigordian.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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