Acheulean

adjective Acheu·le·an \ ə-ˈshü-lē-ən \
variants: or Acheulian
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Acheulean

: of or relating to a Lower Paleolithic culture originating in Africa and typified by bifacial tools with round cutting edges

Origin and Etymology of acheulean

borrowed from French acheuléen, from St. Acheul, near Amiens, France, location of the type station + -éen -ean


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