Acheulean

adjective
Acheu·​le·​an | \ ə-ˈshü-lē-ən How to pronounce Acheulean (audio) \
variants: or Acheulian

Definition of Acheulean

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

First Known Use of Acheulean

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acheulean

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

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“Acheulean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acheulean. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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