added by archaeologs The rock shelter of Le Cuzoul de Gramat in Lot, southwest France, has a series of Mesolithic levels, mostly Tardenoisian. Well-preserved human remains including a skeleton came from these deposits. Cycladic. Term for the Bronze Age of the Aegean Islands, equivalent to Helladic on the Greek mainland and Minoan in Crete. It is usually divided into three major divisions: Early, Middle and Late. In the earlier Bronze Age, Cycladic culture seems to be largely independent, but in the late Middle Cycladic to early Late Cycladic (mid-2nd millennium bc) Minoan influence becomes important. After cl400 bc mainland (Mycenaean) influence replaces the Minoan and indeed many islands may have been colonized by the Mycenaeans.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983