added by archaeologs A Mesolithic culture or group that takes its name from the site of Mullerup in the Magle Mose, the Danish fenland area on the island of Zealand. The culture was believed to extend from the Baltic across northwest Europe to Britain, and to date to the Boreal period, about 6000 be at a time when parts of the southern North Sea were dry land. The English sites of this group are now known to be generally earlier than 6500 be and to constitute the early Mesolithic of Britain. Barbed bone points and microlithic tools, especially obliquely blunted points, are typical of the Maglemosean. Flaked flint axes were used in tree-felling and canoe-making.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983