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also So·lu·tri·an  (sə-lo͞o′trē-ən)
Of or relating to the Old World Upper Paleolithic culture that succeeded the Aurignacian and was characterized by new stone implements and stylized symbolic forms of art.

[French solutréen, after Solutré-Pouilly, a village of east-central France.]


(Archaeology) 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]


or So•lu•tri•an

(səˈlu tri ən)

of or designating an Upper Paleolithic European culture c18,000–c16,000 B.C., characterized by the making of stone projectile points and low-relief stone sculptures.
[1885–90; < French solutréen, after Solutré the type-site, near a village of the same name in E France; see -an1]


Belonging to a Paleolithic culture in Europe, coming between the Aurignacian and the Magdelenian, in which people made flint blades.
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Alongside La Pena cave, Covacho de Candamo yielded vestiges from the Early Solutrean period (Hernandez Pacheco, 1919), as well as from the Upper Solutrean and Early Magdalenian periods.
In the Solutrean period of the late Paleolithic (20,000-16,000 B.
ABSTRACT: This paper tries to contribute to the knowledge of the Solutrean period in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.