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Aurignac

[aw-ree-nyak] /ɔ riˈnyak/
noun
1.
a village in S France: many prehistoric artifacts found in area.
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  • The Aurignac and Brx skulls are distinctly longer and narrower than that of Brnn .

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • First—Because of the modern style of the works of art at Aurignac.

  • The mayor of Aurignac ordered all the bones to be taken out and re-interred in the parish cemetery.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Moreover the Aurignac jaw has a slight projection at the chin, where an ‘internal process’ is now distinct.

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • By some authors it is regarded as clearly associated with the other examples just mentioned (Brx, Brnn, and Aurignac).

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • Indications of the preceding period (S. Acheul) as well as of the subsequent one (Aurignac) are practically negligible.

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • The new-comers owning descent from an Orang-utan-like forerunner are represented by the Aurignac skeleton and its congeners.

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • We seem here to be in the presence of the survival of a custom which dates from the times of Aurignac.

  • Little horn tablets bearing notches have been found in the sepulchral caverns of the quaternary period at Aurignac (Dordogne).

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • An argument, however, having an opposite leaning may perhaps be founded on the phenomena of Aurignac.

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