Mousterian

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Mous·te·ri·an

 (mo͞o-stîr′ē-ən)
adj.
Designating or belonging to a Middle Paleolithic culture following the Acheulian, associated with Neanderthals and characterized by the use of flake tools.

[French moustérien, after Le Moustier, a cave in southwest France.]
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Mousterian

(muːˈstɪərɪən)
n
(Archaeology) a culture characterized by flint flake tools and associated with Neanderthal man, found throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, dating from before 70 000–32 000 bc
adj
(Archaeology) of or relating to this culture
[C20: from French Moustérien from archaeological finds of the same period in the cave of Le Moustier, Dordogne, France]
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Mous•te•ri•an

or Mous•tie•ri•an

(muˈstɪər i ən)

adj.
of or designating a Middle Paleolithic toolmaking tradition, cl00,000–40,000 b.c., characterized by side scrapers and points and generally ascribed to the Neanderthals.
[1885–90; < French moustiérien (1873) = Le Moustier the type site, a cave in SW France + -ien -ian]
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Mousterian

Belonging to a Paleolithic culture associated with Neanderthal man, during which tools made from flaked flint were used.
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Even the much maligned Mousterian industry can't be dismissed, contends Stanford University anthropologist Richard Klein.
It was discovered with artifacts from the Mousterian industry, a method of making flint tools linked with Neanderthals.
Within this particular paleoclimatic framework of the western and southwestern parts of the Peninsula, it is possible to accept the survival of population remains of some species including the ancient elephant which is present in Foz do Enxarrique about 33.6 Ka calBP, and also the last Neanderthals and their Late Mousterian industry.