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Acheulean

or A·cheu·li·an

[ uh-shoo-lee-uhn ]
/ əˈʃu li ən /
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adjective

of, relating to, or typical of a Lower Paleolithic culture of the middle Pleistocene Epoch, characterized by large hand axes and cleavers made by the soft hammer technique.

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Origin of Acheulean

1890–95; <French acheuléen, named after St. Acheul, N France (Somme) (where remains were found) + -éen, variant of -ien (<Latin -iānus-ian), originally with nouns ending in
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