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The Tardenoisian (or Beuronian) is an archaeological culture of the Mesolithic period from northern France and Belgium. Similar cultures are known further east in central Europe, parts of Britain. and west across Spain. It is named after the Tardenois region in France, where E. Taté first discovered its characteristic artifacts in 1885.
Characteristic artifacts include trapezoid, chisel-ended arrowheads and small flint blades made by the pressure-technique.
- V. Gordon Childe, The Prehistory of Scotland, 1935, p. 20