- of or referring to a Mesolithic culture characterized by small flint instruments
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.
The question which arises as to the sources of this special Tardenoisian industry again finds archologists divided.