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Tardenoisian

/ˌtɑːdəˈnɔɪzɪən/
adjective
1.
of or referring to a Mesolithic culture characterized by small flint instruments
Word Origin
C20: after Tardenois, France, where implements were found
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  • These are the Azilian, the tardenoisian, and the Maglemosian.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • The tardenoisian culture had spread northward from the Mediterranean.

  • The tardenoisian people, if their culture was carried by a distinct people, may represent an early wave.

  • Thus the Azilian bone-harpoon industry, like the tardenoisian microlithic flint industry, was largely pursued by fisherfolk.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • The question which arises as to the sources of this special tardenoisian industry again finds archologists divided.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • After this discovery it could no longer be questioned that the Azilian and tardenoisian were contemporary.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • The influence of the Palolithic is much stronger, especially in the case of the microlithic tardenoisian types.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • The triangular flint (Fig. 249) is certainly the most ancient tardenoisian type.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Another culture, the tardenoisian, was of exceedingly wide range.

  • The new industries are known as the tardenoisian, the Azilian, and the Maglemosian.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

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