Tardenoisian

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The Epipaleolithic
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Mesolithic Europe
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Epipaleolithic Transylvania
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Tardenoisian
Schela Cladovei culture
Mesolithic Southeastern Europe
Levant
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Neolithic
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The Tardenoisian (or Beuronian) is an archaeological culture of the Epipaleolithic period from northern France and Belgium. Similar cultures are known further east in central Europe, parts of Britain.[1] and west across Spain.

Characteristic artifacts include trapezoid, chisel-ended arrowheads and small flint blades made by the pressure-technique.

The Tardenoisian followed the Sauveterrian, with which it formerly was paralleled, and lasted from about 7000 BC until the Neolithic.

Notes

  1. V. Gordon Childe The Prehistory of Scotland 1935 p.20

The Tardenoisian culture, was aceramic and considered terminal hunter-gatherer in northwestern France and Belgium. It is associated with the rapid expansion into Europe during the Epipaleolithic. Their expansion persisted together with early agriculture but involved conflict with early agrarian cultures such as the Danubian. Lithic technology includes microliths and transverse hafted points often associated with warfare.