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Chellean

[shel-ee-uh n]
adjective
  1. Abbevillian.
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Origin of Chellean

1890–95; < French chelléen, after Chelles, France, where Paleolithic tools were unearthed; see -an
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Chellean

noun, adjective archaeol
  1. (no longer in technical usage) another word for Abbevillian
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Word Origin for Chellean

C19: from French chelléen, from Chelles, France, where various items were found
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