Abbevillian meaning

ăbə-vĭlē-ən
Of or relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.
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Designating or of a Lower Paleolithic culture characterized by stone hand axes.
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Relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.
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(archaeology, dated) Of, or relating to any of various early Paleolithic sites, particularly in Europe, that are characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes.
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(archaeology, dated) The earliest epoch of the early Paleolithic stage or tradition characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes, especially in Europe. [1930's]
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Origin of abbevillian

  • After Abbeville , a city of northern France

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Name derived from Abbeville, France (location of the archaeological sites).

    From Wiktionary