Magdalenian culture. Reconstruction of a woman from the prehistoric Magdalenian culture. The Magdalenian people, a culture of early modern humans, lived in western Europe from 15,000 to 7000 years ago, during the Upper Paleolithic period. As well as evidence of fur clothing, excavations have found a wide range of carved bone, antler and ivory artefacts. Reconstruction by Elisabeth Daynes of the Daynes Studio, Paris, France.
The Hindsgavl Dagger. In the Neolithic period the flintworkers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flintworkers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age. It was found around 1876 on tihe island Fænø in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt.