acheulian defined in 1939 yearacheulian - Acheulian;
acheulian - Middle period of the lower palaeolithic age in Europe, when the warm Chellian was followed by a colder climate. Human remains are scarce, but in 1935 a skull dating from Acheulian times was found at Swanscombe. The flint industry developed greatly, the boucher, or hand-axe, becoming finer, even-edged, ovate, and then pointed, and the flakes themselves utilized. The period was first studied at St. Acheul, on the Sommeâ€”whence the name. The stations extend from England, e.g. Wolvercote and Hoxne, across Central Europe to Poland.
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