Definitions for abbevillianæbˌvɪl i ən, -ˈvɪl yən, ˌæb əˈvɪl-
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Abbe•vill•i•anæbˌvɪl i ən, -ˈvɪl yən, ˌæb əˈvɪl-(adj.)
of or designating an early Lower Paleolithic industry of the middle Pleistocene Epoch in Europe, characterized by manufacture of large flakes and hand axes.
Origin of Abbevillian:
< F abbevillien (1932); see Abbeville
Of, or relating to any of various early Paleolithic sites, particularly in Europe, that are characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes.
The earliest epoch of the early Paleolithic stage or tradition characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes, especially in Europe.
Origin: Name derived from Abbeville, France (location of the archaeological sites).