Definition of Ertebølle in English:

Ertebølle

noun

Archaeology
usually as modifier
  • A late Mesolithic culture in the western Baltic (4th millennium BC), the final phases of which show Neolithic influence in the form of permanent coastal fishing and collecting sites and the use of skin boats.

    ‘Ertebolle implements of bone are interesting.’
    ‘Pottery appears first on sites of the Ertebolle culture (around 4000 BC).’

Origin

Named after Ertebølle in Jutland, Denmark.

Pronunciation

Ertebølle

/ˈɛːtəˌbəːlə/