Definition of Maglemosian in English:

Maglemosian

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting a northern European Mesolithic culture, dated to about 9,500–7,700 years ago.

    ‘the small seasonal settlement was occupied by hunter-gatherers of the Maglemosian tradition’
    • ‘Some Maglemosian material culture was artistically designed, with decoration on tools and wooden canoes.’
    • ‘The Federmessergruppen, characterized by shouldered flint points, gives way to the Maglemosian tradition with abundant microliths in distinctive convex-backed and triangular forms.’

noun

the Maglemosian
  • The period of the northern European Mesolithic culture, dated to about 9,500–7,700 years ago.

    ‘it is usually assumed that winter settlement during the Maglemosian was coastal’

Origin

1920s from Maglemose, a town in Denmark where objects from this culture were found, + -ian.

Pronunciation

Maglemosian

/ˌmaɡləˈməʊsɪən/ /ˌmaɡləˈməʊzɪən/