Clactonian

adjective
Clac·​to·​ni·​an | \ klak-ˈtō-nē-ən \

Definition of Clactonian

: of or relating to a Lower Paleolithic culture usually characterized by stone flakes with a half cone at the point of striking

First Known Use of Clactonian

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Clactonian

Clacton-on-Sea, England

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