Origin of Chellean
1890–95; < French chelléen, after Chelles, France, where Paleolithic tools were unearthed; see -an
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Since Chellean times all three rivers have silted up their channels.
Acheulian, a term applied by archologists to the late stage of Chellean civilization in the Pleistocene Age.
The Chellean implements are found in the gravels of the diluvium on the pebbly surface.
Below, to the right, is a very primitive instrument of Chellean type, being merely a sharpened pebble.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
These deposits are believed to correspond with the period of Chellean and early Acheulean industry.
- (no longer in technical usage) another word for Abbevillian
C19: from French chelléen, from Chelles, France, where various items were found
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