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Maglemosean

or Mag·le·mo·si·an

[mag-luh-moh-see-uh n, -shuh n, -zhuh n]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the first Mesolithic culture of the northern European plain, adapted to forest and waterside habitats and characterized by flint axes, microliths, and bone and antler equipment used in hunting and fishing.
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Origin of Maglemosean

1915–20; Maglemose site of Mesolithic station in Denmark + -an
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Historical Examples

  • There are traces of Magdalenian influence in Maglemosian culture.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

  • He notes that traces of Maglemosian culture have been reported from England.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

  • These are the Azilian, the Tardenoisian, and the Maglemosian.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

  • The new industries are known as the Tardenoisian, the Azilian, and the Maglemosian.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

  • Traces of the Maglemosian racial drift have been obtained on both sides of the Baltic and in the Danish kitchen middens.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie


British Dictionary definitions for maglemosian

Maglemosian

Maglemosean

noun
  1. the first Mesolithic culture of N Europe, dating from 8000 bc to about 5000 bc : important for the rare wooden objects that have been preserved, such as dugout canoes
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adjective
  1. designating or relating to this culture
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Word Origin

C20: named after the site at Maglemose, Denmark, where the culture was first classified
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