At this point, therefore, it is interesting to compare the Magdalenian industry of Germany with that of France.
For many palethnographers this is a “facies local” of the Magdalenian period.
We may confidently assume that there was a large and stirring population of human beings on it during the Magdalenian cold.
Speech was probably the greatest invention of Magdalenian man.
England was probably detached from the Continent about the end of the Magdalenian period.
The building of homes of any kind seems to be unknown to Magdalenian man.
I cannot here dwell at length on the triumphs of Aurignacian and Magdalenian artistry.
It coincides with the oncoming of the cold, either in the Mousterian or the Magdalenian.
Solutrean culture gradually declined and vanished and Magdalenian became supreme.
This region had been the great centre of the Magdalenian culture.
Relating to the final Upper Paleolithic culture of Europe, succeeding the Solutrean and dating from about 17,000 to 11,000 years ago. Magdalenian tools and weapons are highly specialized and demonstrate skilled craftsmanship in bone and antler as well as flaked stone. The Magdalenians are best known for their sophisticated artwork, including engravings, sculpture, and polychrome wall paintings such as those found in the Altamira caverns in northern Spain.