Definition of Sauveterrian in English:

Sauveterrian

adjective

Archaeology
  • 1Relating to or denoting an early Mesolithic culture of western Europe, especially France, dated to about 9,500–7,500 years ago.

    1. 1.1as noun the Sauveterrian The Sauveterrian culture or period.

Origin

1940s: Sauveterre -la-Lémance, France, the type site, + -ian.

Pronunciation

Sauveterrian

/səʊvˈtɛːrɪən/