- Archaeology. of or designating an Upper Paleolithic European culture c18,000–16,000 b.c., characterized by the making of stone projectile points and low-relief stone sculptures.
Origin of Solutrean
1885–90; < French solutréen, after Solutré the type-site, near a village of the same name in France (Saône-et-Loire); see -an
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The artistic work of Solutrean times is not so rich as that of the Aurignacian.
This type of flint is constantly found associated with rudely formed prototypes of the Solutrean laurel-leaf point.
The highly developed flint industry of the Solutrean types; art development of the Cr-Magnon race partly suspended.
From middle Aurignacian on through Solutrean times these denizens of the extreme north disappear from this region of Europe.
The human sculptures are determined to be of late Aurignacian age, because they are buried in an early Solutrean talus.
- of or relating to an Upper Palaeolithic culture of Europe that was characterized by leaf-shaped flint blades
C19: named after Solutré, village in central France where traces of this culture were originally found
- Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in southwestern Europe between the Aurignacian and Magdalenian cultures, dating from around 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. The short-lived Solutrean culture was characterized by finely crafted tools, such as slender, leaf-shaped blades and shouldered points, as well as ornaments, carvings, and cave paintings.
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