Maglemosian


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Ma·gle·mo·si·an

 (mä′glə-mō′zē-ən)
adj. Archaeology
Of or relating to a Mesolithic forest culture of northern Europe.

[After Maglemose, a Mesolithic site on the western coast of Sjaelland, Denmark.]
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Maglemosian

(ˌmæɡləˈməʊzɪən) or

Maglemosean

n
(Archaeology) the first Mesolithic culture of N Europe, dating from 8000 bc to about 5000 bc: important for the rare wooden objects that have been preserved, such as dugout canoes
adj
(Archaeology) designating or relating to this culture
[C20: named after the site at Maglemose, Denmark, where the culture was first classified]
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