Definition of Montelian in English:

Montelian

adjective

Archaeology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the system of prehistoric chronology devised by Montelius (especially in relation to the Bronze Age in northern Europe), based chiefly on the typology of metal objects.

Origin

1930s. From the name of Oscar (more fully, Gustav Oscar Augustin) Montelius, Swedish archaeologist + -an; compare -ian.

Pronunciation

Montelian

/mɒnˈtiːlɪən/