- 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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- Hand axes constitute an important group artefacts from the Acheulean.
- The kill site at Boxgrove in England is another famous Acheulean site.
- In these newly colonised areas, no Acheulean assemblages have been found.
- Pleistocene fauna and Acheulean artifacts have been found in the Olpiro Beds.
- The lower part of the sequence contains simpler, older Acheulean technology.