[uh-zeel-yuh n, -ee-uh n, uh-zil-]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of an early Mesolithic culture of southern France and northern Spain.
Origin of Azilian
1895–1900; named after Mas d'Azil, village in Ariège, S France, near where remains of the culture were found; see -ian
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These are the Azilian, the Tardenoisian, and the Maglemosian.Ancient Man in Britain
Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
These skeletons lay in the 'Azilian' layer (VI) described below.
Azilian, red archological layer, masses of peroxide of iron.
The subsequent Azilian and Eneolithic cultures were crowded under the very roof of the grotto at the sides.
The transformation of art and industry, indicated in the Azilian culture layer, is as decided as that in the animal life.
- a Palaeolithic culture of Spain and SW France that can be dated to the 10th millennium bc, characterized by flat bone harpoons and schematically painted pebbles
- of or relating to this culture
C19: named after Mas d' Azil, France, where artefacts were found
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