/seuh looh"tree euhn/, adj.
Archaeol. of or designating an Upper Paleolithic European culture c18,000-16,000 B.C., characterized by the making of stone projectile points and low-relief stone sculptures.
Also, Solutrian.
[1885-90; < F solutréen, after Solutré the type-site, near a village of the same name in France (Saône-et-Loire); see -AN]

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