The Central European Magdalenian

Regional Diversity and Internal Variability

  • Andreas Maier

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Methodological and Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Andreas Maier
      Pages 37-45
  3. Analyzing the Central European Magdalenian

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Andreas Maier
      Pages 63-80
    3. Andreas Maier
      Pages 81-180
  4. Interpreting the Central European Magdalenian

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Andreas Maier
      Pages 231-241
    3. Andreas Maier
      Pages 247-251
    4. Andreas Maier
      Pages 253-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-455

About this book


This monograph on the Central European Magdalenian aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the archeological record of this period. It sheds new light on five regional groups between the Rhône valley to the west and the Vistula-valley to the east, which existed roughly between 20,000 and 14,000 years ago. Readers will discover that these groups are characterized with regard to their environmental setting (including faunal and vegetational aspects), lithic raw material and mollusk shell procurement, typology, technology and artesian craftworks. The work also explores an alternative interpretation of bidirectional recolonization from both Franco-Cantabria and Eastern Central Europe after the Last Glacial Maximum. This book will appeal to researchers and scholars in archeology and cognate fields.


Central European Magdalenian Geography Recolonisation Regional diversity Spatial and temporal variability of vegetation

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Maier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Prehistoric ArchaeologyFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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