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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hallstatt  \Hall"statt\,  Hallstattian  \Hall*stat"ti*an\,  a. 
  Of  or  pert.  to  Hallstatt,  Austria,  or  the  Hallstatt 
  civilization. 
 
  {Hallstatt,  or  Hallstattian},  {civilization},  a  prehistoric 
  civilization  of  central  Europe,  variously  dated  at  from 
  1000  to  1500  b.  c.  and  usually  associated  with  the  Celtic 
  or  Alpine  race.  It  was  characterized  by  expert  use  of 
  bronze,  a  knowledge  of  iron,  possession  of  domestic 
  animals,  agriculture,  and  artistic  skill  and  sentiment  in 
  manufacturing  pottery,  ornaments,  etc 
 
  The  Hallstattian  civilization  flourished  chiefly  in 
  Carinthia  southern  Germany,  Switzerland,  Bohemia, 
  Silesia,  Bosnia,  the  southeast  of  France,  and 
  southern  Italy.  --J.  Deniker. 
 
  {H.  epoch},  the  first  iron  age,  represented  by  the  {Hallstatt 
  civilization}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Civilization  \Civ`i*li*za"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  civilisation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  civilizing,  or  the  state  of  being  civilized; 
  national  culture;  refinement. 
 
  Our  manners,  our  civilization,  and  all  the  good 
  things  connected  with  manners,  and  with 
  civilization,  have  in  this  European  world  of  ours 
  depended  for  ages  upon  two  principles  --  .  .  .  the 
  spirit  of  a  gentleman,  and  spirit  of  religion. 
  --Burke 
 
  2.  (Law)  Rendering  a  criminal  process  civil.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  civilization 
  n  :  a  society  in  an  advanced  state  of  development 




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