Magdalenian


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Mag·da·le·ni·an

 (măg′də-lē′nē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the last Upper Paleolithic culture of Europe, succeeding the Solutrean.

[French magdalénien, after La Madeleine, a prehistoric site of southwest France.]

Magdalenian

(ˌmæɡdəˈliːnɪən)
adj
(Archaeology) of or relating to the latest Palaeolithic culture in Europe, which ended about 10 000 years ago
n
(Archaeology) the Magdalenian culture
[C19: from French magdalénien, after La Madeleine, village in Dordogne, France, near which artefacts of the culture were found]

Mag•da•le•ni•an

(ˌmæg dəˈli ni ən)

adj.
of or designating the final Paleolithic culture of much of W Europe, cl3,000–l0,000 b.c., notable for its artifacts and cave art.
[1880–85; < French magdalénien=Magdalen- from La Madeleine, the type site in SW France) + -ien -ian]
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ABSTRACT: The Azilian, the end of a long process that had its heyday during the Magdalenian period, offers a new direction in technological, economic and symbolic formulations, paving the path that leads towards the so-called Epipaleolithic or Mesolithic.
When Eliot writes that a modern development in artistic style 'does not superannuate either Shakespeare, or Homer, or the rock drawing of the Magdalenian draughtsman' (that is, the artist responsible for the works made around 15,000 years ago and found in caves in the Dordogne), he treats literature and visual culture as part of a single panorama.
Human bones bearing cuts and damage are frequently found at Magdalenian (approximately 12 to 17,000 years BP) European sites and one of the most extensive assemblages can be found at Gough's Cave in Somerset, UK.
Microremains from El Miron Cave human dental calculus suggest a mixed plant-animal subsistence economy during the Magdalenian in northern Iberia.
He added that the Archaeological milieu of the world knows very well that the sites of Balouchistan Plataea and high land of KPK, represents all cultural levels such as pastoral, early farming village communities and sedentary urbanized village life, which were the result of process of evolution from the Mesolithic period or stage lasting in this region from about at least 18,000 BC, known from Magdalenian painting and engraving and from some flint tools sites in region , transformed into Neolithic stage dated back to Mehrgarh dated back to 9,000-6,000 than Chalecothic and finally to the Mature Bronze Age stage dated back to 3000 BC.
He added that the Archaeological milieu of the world knows very well that the sites of Balochistan Plataea and high land of KPK, represents all cultural levels such as pastoral, early farming village communities and sedentary urbanized village life, which were the result of process of evolution from the Mesolithic period or stage lasting in this region from about at least 18,000 BC, known from Magdalenian painting and engraving and from some flint tools sites in region , transformed into Neolithic stage dated back to Mehergarh dated back to 9,000-6,000 than Chalecothic and finally to the Mature Bronze Age stage dated back to 3000 BC.
For him those specimens of prehistoric or archaic art--a piece of carved flint, an unpolished sacred stone and, especially, cave paintings and Magdalenian figurines--were the irrefutable proof that artistic creation corresponds to an affirmation of man's dignity in the face of all that tends to dominate him, whether it be nature or his masters.
Objective: The aim of this project is to investigate patterns of population history and cultural transmission from the Late Magdalenian to the Late Mesolithic (c.
Artifacts previously found in the caves belong to the Magdalenian culture, which dates to between 17,000 and 12,000 years ago.
See for example the discussions of Rogier's innovative Magdalenian motifs in Moshe Barasch, "The Crying Face," Artibus et Historiae 8.
This is evident in Eliot's offhand invocation of a tradition that "does not superannuate Shakespeare, or Homer, or the rock drawing of the Magdalenian draughtsmen" (1975, 39).