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Paleo-Indian

[ pey-lee-oh-in-dee-uhn; especially British pal-ee‐ ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˈɪn di ən; especially British ˌpæl i‐ /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a New World cultural stage, c22,000–6000 b.c., distinguished by fluted-point tools and cooperative hunting methods.

noun

a member of the North American Indian people of this cultural stage, who are believed to have migrated originally from Asia and are known to have been expert big-game hunters.

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