Solutrean



adjective
1.
Archaeology. of or designating an Upper Paleolithic European culture c18,000–16,000 b.c., characterized by the making of stone projectile points and low-relief stone sculptures.
adjective
1.
of or relating to an Upper Palaeolithic culture of Europe that was characterized by leaf-shaped flint blades
Solutrean also Solutrian
(sə-l’trē-ən)
Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in southwestern Europe between the Aurignacian and Magdalenian cultures, dating from around 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. The short-lived Solutrean culture was characterized by finely crafted tools, such as slender, leaf-shaped blades and shouldered points, as well as ornaments, carvings, and cave paintings.

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