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Cro-Magnon

Cro-Magnon is a common name that has been used to describe the first early modern humans (early Homo sapiens sapiens) that lived in the European Upper Paleolithic. Current scientific literature prefers the term European early modern humans (EEMH), to the term Cro-Magnon, which has no formal taxonomic status, as it refers neither to a species or subspecies nor to an archaeological phase or culture.

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Aurignacian

Pertaining to an Upper Paleolithic stone tool industry in Europe beginning at about 40,000 ya.

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Magdalenian

Pertaining to the final phase the Upper Paleolithic stone tool industry in Europe.

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burins

Small, chisel-like tool with a pointed end; thought to have been used to engrave bone, antler, ivory, or wood.