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Abbevillian

[ab-vil-ee-uh n, -vil-yuh n, ab-uh-vil-] /æbˌvɪl i ən, -ˈvɪl yən, ˌæb əˈvɪl-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or typical of an early Lower Paleolithic industry of the middle Pleistocene Epoch in Europe, characterized by the manufacture of large flakes and hand axes; Chellean.
Also, Abbevillean.
Origin
< French abbevillien (1932); see Abbeville, -ian
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Abbevillian

/æbˈvɪlɪən; -jən/
noun
1.
the period represented by Lower Palaeolithic European sites containing the earliest hand axes, dating from the Mindel glaciation See also Acheulian
adjective
2.
of or relating to this period
Word Origin
C20: after Abbeville, where the stone tools were discovered
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Abbevillian
  (āb'ə-vĭl'ē-ən)   
Relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.
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