Clactonian

Clactonian

[klak-toh-nee-uhn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Lower Paleolithic culture in England marked by the production of tools made from stone flakes.

Origin:
1930–35; < French clactonien, after Clacton(-on-Sea), English town where the tools were first unearthed; see -ian

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Clactonian (klækˈtəʊnɪən)
 
n
1.  one of the Lower Palaeolithic cultures found in England, characterized by the use of chopper tools
 
adj
2.  of, designating, or relating to this culture
 
[after Clacton, Essex, where the tools of this culture were first found]

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Clactonian   (klāk-tō'nē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to an early Paleolithic tool culture of northwest Europe, characterized by simple core and flake tools. Traditionally considered to predate the Acheulian culture, it is now thought by some to be contemporaneous.
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