capsian

  • 1 Capsian — [kap′sē ən] adj. [Fr capsien, after L Capsa, ancient name of Gafsa, city in central Tunisia, near which artifacts were found] designating or of a Mesolithic culture of N Africa characterized by small hand tools …

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  • 2 Capsian — adjective Etymology: French capsien, from Latin Capsa Gafsa, Tunisia Date: 1915 of or relating to a Paleolithic culture of northern Africa and southern Europe …

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  • 3 Capsian — /kap see euhn/, adj. Archaeol. of or designating an Epipaleolithic culture of northwestern Africa, characterized by the use of geometric microlithic tools. [1910 15; < F capsien, equiv. to Caps(a), L name of Gafsa, town in Tunisia near which… …

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  • 4 Capsian — adjective of or pertaining to a Paleolithic culture of North Africa (named after primary findings there, in the now southern Tunisian oasis Gafsa) and southern Europe …

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  • 5 Capsian —    This term refers to the ancient people who occupied North Africa as early 6,000 B.C. They are said to be Berbers who had adopted a Neolithic way of life and culture …

    Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • 6 Capsian — [ kapsɪən] adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting a Palaeolithic culture of North Africa and southern Europe, dated to c.8000–4500 BC. Origin early 20th cent.: from L. Capsa (now Gafsa in Tunisia), where objects from this culture were… …

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  • 7 capsian — cap·si·an …

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  • 8 Capsian — /ˈkæpsiən/ (say kapseeuhn) noun a culture dating from about 10 000 to 7000 years ago which used implements such as backed blades, microliths and bone awls; found mainly in Tunisia …

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  • 9 capsian — adj. & n. adj. of or relating to a palaeolithic culture of N. Africa and S. Europe. n. this culture. Etymology: L Capsa = Gafsa in Tunisia …

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  • 10 Capsian culture — The Capsian culture (named after the town of Gafsa in Tunisia) was a Mesolithic culture of the Maghreb, which lasted from about 10,000 to 6,000 BCE. It was concentrated mainly in modern Algeria, and Tunisia, with some sites attested in Cyrenaica… …

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  • 11 Capsian industry —       a Mesolithic (8000 BC–2700 BC) cultural complex prominent in the inland areas of North Africa. Its most characteristic sites are in the area of the great salt lakes of what is now southern Tunisia, the type site being Jabal al Maqṭaʿ, near… …

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  • 12 Iberomaurusian —   Capsian culture …

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  • 13 Капсийская культура — (Capsian)Capsian, палеолитическая культура Северной Африки и Южной Европы (ок. 8000–4500гг.до н.э.), известная микролитами (мелкими каменными орудиями и наконечниками стрел). Назв. К. к. происходит от г.Гафса в Тунисе (см.Гафса) …

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  • 14 Капсийская культура —     (Capsian), культура мезолитического облика, получившая название от Гафсы (Тунис). Ее древнейшая фаза может начинаться чуть раньше 8000 г. до н.э., представлена кучами хозяйственных отбросов и золы в Тунисе и Восточном Алжире. Вскоре… …

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  • 15 North Africa — North African. the northern part of Africa, esp. the region north of the tropical rain forest and comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and that part of Egypt west of the Gulf of Suez. * * * Introduction       region of Africa comprising …

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  • 16 Stone Age — the period in the history of humankind, preceding the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and marked by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods. [1860 65] * * * First known period of… …

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  • 17 Berber people — Berbers Imazighen / ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⴻⵏ …

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  • 18 History of ancient Tunisia — The present day Republic of Tunisia, al Jumhuriyyah at Tunisiyyah , has over ten million citizens, almost all of Arab Berber descent. The Mediterranean Sea is to the north and east, Libya to the southeast, and Algeria to the west. Tunis is the… …

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  • 19 Mechta-Afalou — The statue of Bencomo, the ruler of Guanches, at Tenerife Mechta Afalou or Mechtoid are an extinct people of North Africa. Mechtoids inhabited Northern Africa during late Paleolithic and Mesolithic (Ibero Maurusian archaeological culture).… …

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  • 20 History of early Tunisia — History of Tunisia ANCIENT HISTORY OF TUNISIA …

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