Definition of Micoquian in English:


(also Micoquean)

Pronunciation /mɪˈkəʊkɪən/ /mɪˈkɒkɪən/


  • Of, relating to, or designating a late stage of the Acheulean culture of central and western Europe, illustrated by remains, especially fine pointed hand-axes, found at La Micoque.


  • The Micoquian culture. Usually with the.


1920s; earliest use found in Man: a monthly record of anthropological science. From French Micoquien from La Micoque, the name of a collapsed rock shelter near the village of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne region of south-western France, type-site of this Acheulean culture + -ien.