Tardenoisian

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The Mesolithic
Upper Paleolithic
Mesolithic Europe
Fosna–Hensbacka culture
Komsa culture
Maglemosian culture
Lepenski Vir culture
Kunda culture
Narva culture
Komornica culture
Swiderian culture
Epipaleolithic Transylvania
Mesolithic Transylvania
Tardenoisian
Schela Cladovei culture
Mesolithic Southeastern Europe
Epipaleolithic (Levant)
Levantine corridor
Natufian
Khiamian
Caucasus
Trialetian
Zagros
Zarzian culture
Neolithic

The Tardenoisian (or Beuronian) is an archaeological culture of the Mesolithic period from northern France and Belgium. Similar cultures are known further east in central Europe, parts of Britain.[1] and west across Spain. It is named after the Tardenois region in France, where E. Taté first discovered its characteristic artifacts in 1885.

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

The Tardenoisian followed the Ahrensburgian, with which it was paralleled, and lasted from about 8000 BC until the Neolithic.

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