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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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Belonging to a Paleolithic culture in Europe, coming between the Aurignacian and the Magdelenian, in which people made flint blades.
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It is underlain by a series of clayier levels attributed, basically by radiocarbon dating and by the lack of unambiguous Solutrean points, to the Initial Magdalenian, that are less dense in cultural and faunal remains.
A theory holds that the Chinese explored the New World 3,300 years back, and the "Solutrean Hypothesis" states that a stone-age European people called the Solutreans were here before anyone, 20,000 years ago.
The study may put to rest an idea, known as the Solutrean hypothesis, that ancient Europeans crossed the Atlantic and established the Clovis culture in the New World.
Tales of Chinese, Japanese, Polynesians, Norse, Welsh, Irish, Ancient Hebrews and Solutrean pioneers are woven into their countries' histories but are excluded from American history books.
Garcia Deez insisted that, although the images, discovered in August, do not have "much visual impact", their importance lies in the fact that the "paired fragments" - "very rare in cave art" - are binding proof that they were painted in the Upper Paleolithic age and, more specifically, during the Solutrean era, of which they are typical.
They're stained a reddish-orange color by dissolved iron oxide, and rounded and lobed, so at first I don't connect them with the word, silex, which I know from the shaped flints that, spread out in displays, point to the cultural change of millennia: Solutrean, Azilian.
He notes that they resemble the early work of Solutrean culture.
Indeed, Leroi-Gourhan makes much of the fact that his Upper Paleolithic art styles evolve independently from the rest of culture, or at least that they cross-cut the classic cultural boundaries (i.e., Aurignacian, Gravettian, Solutrean, Magdalenian).