[ tawr-tuh s-kawr, -kohr ]
/ ˈtɔr təsˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr /
Archaeology. a late Lower and Middle Paleolithic stone core characteristic of the Levalloisian tradition of toolmaking, having a rounded top and flattish bottom and prepared in advance to permit the removal of a single ellipsoid flake with one blow from a stone hammer.
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Origin of tortoise-core
First recorded in 1915–20
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