Magdalenian(redirected from Magdelanian)
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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.]
(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]
Mag•da•le•ni•an(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]