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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.’
- ‘The Azilian was followed by the Tardenoisian culture, which covered much of Europe; most of these settlements are found on dunes or sandy areas.’
- ‘Over the vast territories of the former Mesolithic Tardenoisian culture, in a fairly short time, evolved the culture of the Central European Linear Pottery.’
- ‘While short, these synopses of sites are an invaluable summary of their main characteristics, which span the early and later (Tardenoisian) Mesolithic.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1as noun the Tardenoisian The Tardenoisian culture or period.
1920s: from French Tardenoisien, from the name of Fère-en-Tardenois in NE France, where objects from this culture were found.
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