Abbevillian

adjective Abbe·vil·li·an \ ˌab-ˈvi-lē-ən , ˌa-bə- \

Definition of Abbevillian

:of or relating to an early Lower Paleolithic culture of Europe characterized by bifacial stone hand axes

Origin and Etymology of abbevillian

borrowed from French abbevillien, from Abbeville, town in Somme Department, France (near where tools of this tradition were found) + -ien -ian


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