Acheulian
adjective see Acheulean

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  • Acheulian — A·cheu·li·an also A·cheu·le·an (ə sho͞oʹlē ən) adj. Of or relating to a stage of tool culture of the Lower Paleolithic Period between the second and third interglacial periods, characterized by flaked bifacial hand axes.   [French acheuléen,… …   Universalium

  • Acheulian — 1. adjective Alternative spelling of Acheulean. 2. noun Alternative spelling of Acheulean …   Wiktionary

  • Acheulian — [ə ʃu:lɪən] (also Acheulean) adjective Archaeology relating to or denoting the main Lower Palaeolithic culture in Europe (preceding the Mousterian), dated to about 1,500,000–150,000 years ago. Origin from St Acheul near Amiens in northern France …   English new terms dictionary

  • acheulian — acheu·li·an …   English syllables

  • Acheulian — /əˈtʃuliən/ (say uh choohleeuhn) adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of the lower Palaeolithic culture in Europe, marked by the use of finely made bifacial tools with multiple cutting edges. Also, Acheulean. {named after St Acheul,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • acheulian — adj. & n. (also Acheulean) adj. of the palaeolithic period in Europe etc. following the Abbevillian and preceding the Mousterian. n. the culture of this period. Etymology: F acheuleacuteen f. St Acheul in N. France, where remains of it were found …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acheulean — (also spelled Acheulian, pron en|əˈʃuːliən) is the name given to an archaeological industry of stone tool manufacture associated with prehistoric hominins during the Lower Palaeolithic era across Africa and much of West Asia and Europe. Acheulean …   Wikipedia

  • Oldowan — The Stone Age This box: view · talk · edit ↑ before Homo (Pliocene) …   Wikipedia

  • hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …   Universalium

  • Abbevillian — biface flake from the Douro river region near Valladolid, Spain. It is unretouched and is not distinguishable from Olduwan. The one small spot of smaller flaking on one edge may indicate that it is borderline between Olduwan and Acheulean. Both… …   Wikipedia

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