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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the earliest Paleolithic archaeological sites in Europe, characterized by bifacial stone hand axes.

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  • adjective archaeology, dated Of, or relating to any of various early Paleolithic sites, particularly in Europe, that are characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes.

Etymologies

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[After Abbeville, a city of northern France.]

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Name derived from Abbeville, France (location of the archaeological sites).

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