of or referring to a Mesolithic culture characterized by small flint instruments

Word Origin for Tardenoisian

C20: after Tardenois, France, where implements were found
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Examples from the Web for tardenoisian

Historical Examples of tardenoisian

  • 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