The climate of Solutrean times is generally believed to have been cold and dry.
The artistic work of Solutrean times is not so rich as that of the Aurignacian.
The custom of giving weapons personal names, which survived for long in Europe, may have had origin in Solutrean times.
This type of flint is constantly found associated with rudely formed prototypes of the Solutrean laurel-leaf point.
Unfortunately, the Solutrean burials afford very little evidence on this point.
The human sculptures are determined to be of late Aurignacian age, because they are buried in an early Solutrean talus.
The main or "true" Solutrean influence entered Europe from the south-east.
It was, by preference, an animal art, begun by the Aurignacians but largely suspended in Solutrean times.
Solutrean culture gradually declined and vanished and Magdalenian became supreme.
The period of the Solutrean industry is one of the most difficult to interpret in the whole prehistory of western Europe.
|Solutrean also Solutrian |
Relating to an Upper Paleolithic culture in southwestern Europe between the Aurignacian and Magdalenian cultures, dating from around 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. The short-lived Solutrean culture was characterized by finely crafted tools, such as slender, leaf-shaped blades and shouldered points, as well as ornaments, carvings, and cave paintings.