Le·​val·​loi·​si·​an ˌle-və-ˈlȯi-zē-ən How to pronounce Levalloisian (audio) lə-ˌval-ˈwä-zē- How to pronounce Levalloisian (audio)
: of or relating to a Middle Paleolithic culture characterized by a technique of manufacturing tools by striking flakes from a flint nodule

Word History


Levallois-Perret, suburb of Paris, France

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Levalloisian was in 1932

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“Levalloisian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Levalloisian. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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