Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Azilian Culture

Transitional culture area of the EpiPaleolithic era in France that succeeded the Tardenoisian-Magdalenian and preceded the Neolithic, and characterized by a relatively meager stone tool tradition with round scrapers and points, poorly made angle gravers, and crude stag antler harpoons. Representational art is absent; pebbles with painted dots are typical.

See Azilians and the type site for this culture, Mas d’Azil.

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