Culture succeeding the Final Upper Solutrean and preceding the early Magdalenian (23,000-20,000 BC) which takes its name from the deposit of Badegoule (Dordogne). The cultural identity of the Badegoulian in relation to the early Magdalenian was definitively established by J. Allain during his excavations at the Abri Fritsch (Indre). Its extent (around 50 sites) was limited to the west of France and the north of Spain. From a technical and technological point of view, the Badegoulian is characterised by flake manufacturing, tools made on thick flakes and the working of reindeer antler by percussion, rather than by double-grooving, as in the Gravettian and Magdalenian. In the Middle and Upper Badegoulian, a specific type of scraper, called a raclette, is the typical tool type. No cave art has been identified and the portable art is very meagre.