Definition of Tardenoisian in English:
1Relating to or denoting a late Mesolithic culture of west and central Europe, especially France, dated to about 8,000-6,000 years ago.
- Amalgam mesolithic Tardenoisian cultures develop adopting features from Spanish mesolithic cultures within a framework of cultures derived from the Upper Paleolithic of the Franco-Cantabrian region.
- This late Epi-Gravettian developed towards what we call Tardenoisian complexes in the area but are in fact just a local evolution specific to the age.
- The Azilian was followed by the Tardenoisian culture, which covered much of Europe; most of these settlements are found on dunes or sandy areas.
1920s: from French Tardenoisien, from the name of Fère-en-Tardenois in NE France, where objects from this culture were found.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.