Acheulean(redirected from Acheulean Industry)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Acheulean Industry: Acheulean handaxe
A·cheu·li·analso A·cheu·le·an (ə-sho͞o′lē-ən)
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, after St. Acheul, a hamlet in northern France.]
or A•cheu•li•an(əˈʃu li ən)
of or designating a Lower Paleolithic toolmaking tradition characterized by large hand axes made using hammers of wood, bone, or antler rather than stone.
[1890–95; < French acheuléen=(St.) Acheul, N France, the type site]