On the other hand, in the late Mousterian we observe a trend toward the blade (lame) industry of the Upper Palolithic.
These are assigned to the later Acheulean and earlier Mousterian epochs.
Therefore an inter-glacial period is indicated as having preceded the Mousterian age.
This excavation entered a stratum distinguished as Mousterian.
The successive stages of the Mousterian industry have not as yet been so clearly defined as those of the Acheulean (Schmidt).
Period of the middle or 'full Mousterian' industry of the Neanderthal races.
These features show a structural affinity between the fossil men of the Mousterian period and the anthropoid apes.
Even before the close of early Mousterian times all this was changed.
The Mousterian industry is entirely distinct from its predecessors.
It coincides with the oncoming of the cold, either in the Mousterian or the Magdalenian.
Relating to a Middle Paleolithic tool culture that succeeded the Acheulian, ending around 35,000 years ago and traditionally associated with Neanderthals. While Mousterian tools show improvements in stone-flaking techniques over Acheulian tools, they remain largely unchanged over long periods of time and show little of the rapid innovation and specialization that characterize tool cultures of the Upper Paleolithic associated with modern humans.