Abbevillian

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Ab·be·vil·li·an

 (ăb′ə-vĭl′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.

[After Abbeville, a city of northern France.]
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Abbevillian

(æbˈvɪlɪən; -jən) archaeol
n
(Archaeology) the period represented by Lower Palaeolithic European sites containing the earliest hand axes, dating from the Mindel glaciation. See also Acheulian
adj
(Archaeology) of or relating to this period
[C20: after Abbeville, where the stone tools were discovered]
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Abbe•vill•i•an

or Abbe•vill•e•an

(æbˌvɪl i ən, -ˈvɪl yən, ˌæb əˈvɪl-)

adj.
of or designating an early Lower Paleolithic industry of the middle Pleistocene Epoch in Europe, characterized by manufacture of large flakes and hand axes.
[< French abbevillien (1932); see Abbeville]
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Abbevillian

Belonging to an early period of the Paleolithic Age, characterized by primitive stone axes.
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