Federmesser culture

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The Federmesser culture or Federmesser group is a toolmaking tradition of the late Upper Palaeolithic era, of the Northern European Plain from Poland (where the culture is called Tarnowian and Witowian) to northern France, dating to between c. 12000 and 10800 BC (uncalibrated). It is closely related to the Tjongerian culture, as both have been suggested[1] as being part of the more generalized Azilian culture.

It used small backed flint blades, from which its name derives (Federmesser is German for "feather knife"), and shares characteristics with the Creswellian culture in Britain.

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  1. ^ J.-G. Rozoy, "THE (RE-) POPULATION OF NORTHERN FRANCE BETWEEN 13,000 AND 8000 BP"