Mag·​da·​le·​ni·​an ˌmag-də-ˈlē-nē-ən How to pronounce Magdalenian (audio)
: of or relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture characterized by flint, bone, and ivory implements, carving, and paintings

Examples of Magdalenian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dating also placed the site during the Magdalenian culture that had thrived in France and Spain between about 11,000 years and 17,000 years ago. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2023

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Word History


French magdalénien, from La Madeleine, rock shelter in southwest France

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Magdalenian was in 1885

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“Magdalenian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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