Aurignacian



of, belonging to, or typical of an Upper Paleolithic industry with characteristic stone and bone artifacts that is distributed from western France to eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Historical Examples

No trace of Aurignacian culture has, so far, been found outside Europe.
Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

Cr-Magnon and possibly Aurignacian race in the stage of Aurignacian culture.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

If Magic was practised in the Aurignacian culture (say) 20,000 years ago, how can we get to the back of it?
The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions Carveth Read

The artistic work of Solutrean times is not so rich as that of the Aurignacian.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

The Aurignacian pictures in the caves of Western Europe suggest that these beliefs were extremely ancient.
The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith

He suggests that the Cr-Magnon type may be considered a further development of the Aurignacian.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

The associated mammalian life was that of the reindeer and the industry is now known to be of the Aurignacian stage.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

The human sculptures are determined to be of late Aurignacian age, because they are buried in an early Solutrean talus.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

But the interment is considered to be later, and of Aurignacian antiquity.
Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth

The Magdalenian retouch shows no influence of the Solutrean; it is even more blunt and marginal than the late Aurignacian.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn

adjective
of, relating to, or produced during a flint culture of the Upper Palaeolithic type characterized by the use of bone and antler tools, pins, awls, etc, and also by cave art and evidence of the beginnings of religion
Aurignacian
(ôr’ĭg-nā’shən, ôr’ēn-yā’-)
Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in Europe between the Mousterian and Solutrean cultures, dating from around 32,000 to 25,000 years ago and characterized by flaked stone, bone, and antler tools such as scrapers, awls, and burins (engraving tools). Aurignacian culture is associated with Cro-Magnon populations and is especially noted for its well-developed art tradition, including engraved and sculpted animal forms and female figurines thought to be fertility objects. The earliest fully developed cave art, such as the painted animals in the Lascaux cave in southwest France, dates from this period.

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