from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the last Upper Paleolithic culture of Europe, succeeding the Aurignacian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geology, noting one of the divisions of the postglacial series in France, based upon the character and workmanship of the human relics they contain. The name is derived from the caves of La Madeleine in Périgord, where well-finished flints are found associated with carved bone and ivory. It is equivalent to the Glyptic period.
  • n. The paleolithic epoch described above.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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


  • Many of the markings are thought to date back 13,000 years, to a hunter-gatherer culture known as the Magdalenian. Top headlines

  • A prehistory that could embrace the Magdalenian era of 13,500 years ago did not exist in the human imagination until scientists understood that the caves themselves were formed not a few thousand years ago when biblical interpreters argued the earth was created but tens of thousands of years ago in the great glacial flows.

    Before History, Niaux's Art

  • The complex etchings were engraved on a hand-sized rock 13,660 years ago, probably by Magdalenian hunter-gatherers.

    Map Update

  • We do have such situation in Solutrean and early Magdalenian, when all were concentrated in the Franco-Cantabrian region.

    Neanderthal DNA

  • Yes, there was people elsehwere, in Italy or Ukraine or Spain but they were not at the origin of the Magdalenian post-LGM expansion that would recolonize Central Europe and also replace at later date the Gravetto-Solutrean of Iberia.

    Neanderthal DNA

  • Magdalenian Girl is a woman and therefore has oldest recorded case of impacted wisdom teeth

    March 7th, 2006

  • The earliest recorded impacted wisdom teeth belong to renowned 15,000-year-old "Magdalenian Girl."

    March 7th, 2006

  • Our foreign correspondent, Phillip Grayson a Magdalenian, I say with pride is finally settled in Istanbul and sends a letter on the Hrant Dink matter.

    Letter from Istanbul

  • Some of these I've had to add photos to Steve's connection is positively Magdalenian so appear out of order.

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  • She, too, appeared to be in the grip of afolie des grandeurs, speculating, “Perhaps we will discover items concerning the foundation myth of the Church” or “a tangible sign of the presence in this place a presence attested to by the holy texts of the judge of Jesus, of that same Herod Antipas who stopped here, in Rennes-le-Château, on the road of exile, in the company of a certain Mary the Magdalenian.”

    The Sion Revelation


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