Levalloisian(redirected from Levallois)
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Of or relating to a western European stage in Lower Paleolithic culture, characterized by a distinctive method of striking off flake tools from pieces of stone.
[After Levallois-Perret, city in north-central France.]
(Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to a Lower Palaeolithic culture in W Europe, characterized by a method of flaking flint tools so that one side of the core is flat and the other domed
Le•val•loi•si•an(ˌlɛv əˈlɔɪ zi ən, -ʒən)
also Le•val•lois(ləˈvæl wɑ)
of or designating a late Lower and Middle Paleolithic method of striking sharp-edged flake tools from a prepared stone core.
[1930–35; Levallois (-Perret) + -ian]
Belonging to a Stone Age culture in western Europe, in which people made tools from flint by striking off flakes to give one flat side and one domed side.