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

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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They did not expect this, because there were glaciers in the Tatras, and the forest border was considerably lower at the end of the ice age.In the cave they found the bones of animals of prey and the rare chipped stone industry of the Magdalenian culture from the late Palaeolithic era of 14,000 years ago, Sojak added.
They don't look so majestic to me, but perhaps I'm a philistine.) These two artifacts were created 14,000 years ago by the provocative Magdalenian culture, which Hunt adeptly limns.
Artifacts previously found in the caves belong to the Magdalenian culture, which dates to between 17,000 and 12,000 years ago.