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Clactonian

[klak-toh-nee-uh n] /klækˈtoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Lower Paleolithic culture in England marked by the production of tools made from stone flakes.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < French clactonien, after Clacton(-on-Sea), English town where the tools were first unearthed; see -ian
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Clactonian

/klækˈtəʊnɪən/
noun
1.
one of the Lower Palaeolithic cultures found in England, characterized by the use of chopper tools
adjective
2.
of, designating, or relating to this culture
Word Origin
after Clacton, Essex, where the tools of this culture were first found
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Clactonian in Science
Clactonian
  (klāk-tō'nē-ən)   
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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