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Meaning of Aterian

A•te•ri•an

Pronunciation: (u-tēr'ē-un), [key]
— adj. Archaeol.
  1. of or indicating a Middle Paleolithic industry of northwestern Africa and the Sahara, characterized by the production of tanged points and bifacially worked leaf-shaped points of varying sizes.
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