acheulean meaning

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  • or Acheulian /ə-shooˈli-ən/
      Belonging to an early Palaeolithic culture above the Chellean and below the Mousterian
      ORIGIN: Saint Acheul near Amiens, France, where implements of this period are found in river deposits


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  1. Opponents of the view divide Developed Oldowan between Oldowan and Acheulean.
  2. Acheulean cleavers resemble handaxes but with the pointed end truncated away.
  3. Primitive cleaver-producing Acheulean groups around 0 . 8 Ma.
  4. The earliest Acheulean sites in Europe appear around 0 . 5 mya.
  5. In addition, the Acheulean tradition did not spread to Eastern Asia.

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