Ibero-Maurusian

[ ahy-beer-oh-maw-roo-zee-uhn, -zhuhn ]
/ aɪˈbɪər oʊ mɔˈru zi ən, -ʒən /

adjective

of or relating to an Epipaleolithic culture of northwestern Africa that preceded the Capsian culture and was once erroneously thought to have originated in southwestern Europe; characterized by the use of backed bladelets, occupation of the maritime plain, and the hunting of the Barbary sheep.

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Origin of Ibero-Maurusian

<French ibéromaurusien (1909), equivalent to ibér(ique) Iberian + -o--o- + Latin Maurūs(ius) pertaining to Mauretania (akin to Maurus;see Moor) + -ien-ian

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