Chellean
or Chellian adjective Etymology: French chelléen, from Chelles, France Date: 1893 Abbevillian

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  • Chellean — [shel′ē ən] adj. [Fr chelléen, after Chelles, suburb of Paris where the tools were found] ABBEVILLIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Chellean — /shel ee euhn/, adj. Abbevillian. [1890 95; < F chelléen, after Chelles, France, where Paleolithic tools were unearthed; see AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • chellean — chel·le·an …   English syllables

  • Chellean — Chel•le•an [[t]ˈʃɛl i ən[/t]] adj. ara Abbevillian • Etymology: 1890–95; < F chelléen, after Chelles, France, where Paleolithic tools were unearthed; see an I …   From formal English to slang

  • Chellean — /ˈʃɛliən/ (say sheleeuhn) adjective → Abbevillian. {named after Chelles, Seine et Marne, northern France} …   Australian English dictionary

  • chellean — adj. Archaeol. = ABBEVILLIAN. Etymology: F chelleacuteen f. Chelles near Paris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chellean man — Chellean man, a prehistoric man, identified from bones found in 1960 in what is now Tanzania. The bones date back about 500,000 years …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chellean industry — ▪ archaeology       an early Stone Age industry characterized by crudely worked hand axes. The implements from Chelles in France that gave the industry its name are now grouped with the Acheulian industry. The term Chellean, in the sense of… …   Universalium

  • pre-chellean — (ˈ)prē+ adjective Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: pre + Chellean : of, relating to, or constituting a Lower Pleistocene culture preceding the Abbevillian and characterized by crudely flaked stone hand axes and rostrocarinates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Шелль —     (Chellean), употреблявшийся ранее термин, означавший ранние стадии европейской традиции нижнепалеолитических ручных рубил. Термин неудачен, т.к. эпонимный памятник содержал лишь поздние эволюционирующие орудия типа, который сейчас именуется… …   Археологический словарь

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