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Name given to a distinctive Middle Palaeolithic lithic industry comprising blades and burins found at sites close to the Mediterranean coast in the Near East and dating to the last interglacial, between c.50 000 and 40 000 years ago. At Amud, Israel, excavations by M. Suzuki have yielded the remains of five Neanderthal people associated with Amudian material culture.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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