The Magdalenian was the last great culture of the Upper Palaeolithic, and it flourished between 15,000 and 9,000 years BP. It was characterised by an artistic and symbolic outpouring that was completely without precedent. Across the European continent, Homo sapiens enjoyed a cultural, technological and symbolic culture. Nevertheless, archaeology gives us an idea of how this culture varied over time and through space.

Les groupes humains s'installent dans des milieux propices au développement de la faune et de la flore, notamment à proximité de cours d'eau. D'après Gulivier Design. Centre d'interprétation du Roc-aux-Sorciers.