Tortoise core


[tawr-tuhs-kawr, -kohr]
Archaeology. a late Lower and Middle Paleolithic stone core characteristic of the Levalloisian tradition of toolmaking, having a rounded top and flattish bottom and prepared in advance to permit the removal of a single ellipsoid flake with one blow from a stone hammer.

1915–20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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