Chellean


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Chel·li·an

or Chel·le·an  (shĕl′ē-ən)
adj.
Abbevillian.

[After Chelles, a city of north-central France.]

Chellean

(ˈʃɛlɪən)
n, adj
(Archaeology) (no longer in technical usage) another word for Abbevillian
[C19: from French chelléen, from Chelles, France, where various items were found]

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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Chellean, Mousterian, Solutrian and the like [...] Most of us stare through the glass at them, wonder vaguely for a moment at that half-savage, half-animal past of our race, and pass on.