Levalloisian

adjective
Le·​val·​loi·​si·​an | \ ˌle-və-ˈlȯi-zē-ən How to pronounce Levalloisian (audio) , lə-ˌval-ˈwä-zē- How to pronounce Levalloisian (audio) \

Definition of Levalloisian

: of or relating to a Middle Paleolithic culture characterized by a technique of manufacturing tools by striking flakes from a flint nodule

First Known Use of Levalloisian

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Levalloisian

Levallois-Perret, suburb of Paris, France

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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 31 Oct. 2020.

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