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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He also tells us that the 'grisly folk' as he calls them, the Homo erectus, Chellean, larger hominids who made huge stone implements, 'passed away before the faces of the true men'; they were displaced and died out by the arrival of the Solutrians, the Homo sapiens.