Meaning of LEVALLOISIAN in English


|levə|lȯizēən, -ȯizhən adjective

also le·val·lois ləˈval(ˌ)wä

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: levalloisian from Levallois -Perret, suburb of Paris, France + English -ian; levallois from Levallois -Perret

: of or relating to a culture tradition overlapping the late Acheulean and early Mousterian and notable for a technique of stone-tool manufacture by the striking of flakes from a flat flint nodule

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