Clactonian
adjective Etymology: Clacton-on-Sea, England Date: 1932 of or relating to a Lower Paleolithic culture usually characterized by stone flakes with a half cone at the point of striking

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  • Clactonian — [klak tō′nē ən] adj. [after Clacton on Sea, England, where such tools were found] designating or of a Lower Paleolithic culture, characterized by chopping tools made by flaking …   English World dictionary

  • Clactonian — The Stone Age This box: view · talk · edit ↑ before Homo (Pliocen …   Wikipedia

  • Clactonian — /klak toh nee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Lower Paleolithic culture in England marked by the production of tools made from stone flakes. [1930 35; < F clactonien, after Clacton( on Sea), English town where the tools were …   Universalium

  • clactonian — clac·to·ni·an …   English syllables

  • Clactonian — Clac•to•ni•an [[t]klækˈtoʊ ni ən[/t]] adj. ara of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Lower Paleolithic culture in England marked by the production of tools made from stone flakes • Etymology: 1930–35; < F clactonien, after Clacton( on Sea) …   From formal English to slang

  • Clactonian — /klækˈtoʊniən/ (say klak tohneeuhn) adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of a Lower Palaeolithic culture in England marked by the production of tools made from stone flakes. {named after Clacton( on sea), a town in England, where the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • clactonian — (ˈ)klak|tōnēən, nyən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Clacton on Sea, England, where the flaking tools were first found + English ian : of or relating to a lower Paleolithic culture of England characterized by a peculiar method of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clactonian industry — ▪ archaeology       early flake tool (flake tool) tradition of Europe. Rather primitive tools were made by striking flakes from a flint core in alternating directions; used cores were later used as choppers. Flakes were trimmed and used as… …   Universalium

  • Клэктон — (Clactonian)Clactonian, раннепалеолитическая культура, представленная кремневыми орудиями, найденными у г.Клэктон, графство Эссекс, юго вост. Англия; датирована 250000–200000гг. до н.э …   Страны мира. Словарь

  • Клэктон —     (Clactonian), кремневая индустрия нижнего палеолита, в основном относящаяся к Великому межледниковые (миндель рисскому). Получила название по г. Клэктон он Си, Эссекс. Кроме наконечника деревянного копья, в число артефактов входят… …   Археологический словарь

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