Capsian meaning

kăp'sē-ən
Of, relating to, or being a Paleolithic culture of northern Africa and southern Europe.
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Designating or of a Mesolithic culture of N Africa characterized by small hand tools.
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(archaeology) 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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Origin of capsian

  • French capsien from Latin Capsa , Gafsa, a town of west-central Tunisia
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French capsien, from Latin Capsianus, from Capsa (“Gafsa”) + -ianus (“-ian”).
    From Wiktionary