Solutrean

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So·lu·tre·an

also So·lu·tri·an  (sə-lo͞o′trē-ən)
adj.
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.]

Solutrean

(səˈluːtrɪən)
adj
(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]

So•lu•tre•an

or So•lu•tri•an

(səˈlu tri ən)

adj.
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]

Solutrean

Belonging to a Paleolithic culture in Europe, coming between the Aurignacian and the Magdelenian, in which people made flint blades.
Translations
solutréen
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He also tells us that the 'grisly folk' as he calls them, the Homo erectus, Chellean, larger hominids who made huge stone implements, 'passed away before the faces of the true men'; they were displaced and died out by the arrival of the Solutrians, the Homo sapiens.