abbevillian






adjective

  1. of, relating to, or typical of an early Lower Paleolithic industry of the middle Pleistocene Epoch in Europe, characterized by the manufacture of large flakes and hand axes; Chellean.

noun

  1. the period represented by Lower Palaeolithic European sites containing the earliest hand axes, dating from the Mindel glaciationSee also Acheulian

adjective

  1. of or relating to this period

  1. Relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.

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