(hl*loi"st), n. [Named after Omalius d'Halloy.] (Min.) A claylike mineral, occurring in soft, smooth, amorphous masses, of a whitish color.
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(hl"stt; -shtt),


(hl*stt"t*n) }, a. Of or pertaining to Hallstatt, Austria, or the Hallstatt civilization.
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-- Hallstatt civilization 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.
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The Hallstattian civilization flourished chiefly in Carinthia, southern Germany, Switzerland, Bohemia, Silesia, Bosnia, the southeast of France, and southern Italy.
J. Deniker.
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-- Hallstattian epoch, the first iron age, represented by the Hallstatt civilization.
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