natufian
na·tu·fi·an

English syllables. 2014.

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  • Natufian — [nə to͞o′fē ən] adj. 〚after Wady en Natuf, valley in Palestine + IAN〛 designating or of a Mesolithic culture of the Near East characterized by microliths, sickles, pestles, etc.: it offers the first evidence of reaping and grinding cereals * * * …   Universalium

  • Natufian — [nə to͞o′fē ən] adj. [after Wady en Natuf, valley in Palestine + IAN] designating or of a Mesolithic culture of the Near East characterized by microliths, sickles, pestles, etc.: it offers the first evidence of reaping and grinding cereals …   English World dictionary

  • Natufian — Das Ausbreitungsgebiet Natufiens. Das Natufien /natʏˈfjẽː/, das sogenannte Protoneolithikum, auch Natufium genannt, ist eine epipaläolithische Kultur der Levante. Sie ist nach Fundorten im Wadi an Natuf im Westjordanland in Palästina benannt, die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Natufian — 1. adjective Of, or relating to a Mesolithic era hunter gatherer people in the Mediterranean area around Levant. 2. noun Someone of, or pertaining to, the Natufian culture …   Wiktionary

  • Natufian — adj. of the Neolithic period; of the Mesolithic period …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Natufian — [nα: tu:fɪən] adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting a late Mesolithic culture of the Middle East, dated to about 12,500–10,000 years ago. Origin 1930s: from Wadi an Natuf, the type site (a cave north west of Jerusalem), + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • natufian — I. nəˈtüfēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Wadi en Natuf, valley in Palestine + English ian : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a food gathering, cave dwelling Mesolithic culture of Palestine characterized by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Natufian culture — The Stone Age This box: view · talk · edit ↑ before Homo (Pliocene) …   Wikipedia

  • Natufian culture —       Mesolithic culture of Palestine and southern Syria dating from about 9000 BC. Mainly hunters, the Natufians supplemented their diet by gathering wild grain; they likely did not cultivate it. They had sickles of flint blades set in straight… …   Universalium

  • Натуфийская культура — (Natufian)Natufian, культура эпохи позднего мезолита на территории Палестины, свидетельствующая о первых постоянных пещерных и открытых поселениях; характеризуется использованием небольших камней и костей для изготовления орудий. Названа по имени …   Страны мира. Словарь

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