Definition of Clactonian in English:


Syllabification: Clac·to·ni·an
Pronunciation: /klakˈtōnēən


  • 1Of, relating to, or denoting a Lower Paleolithic culture represented by flint implements found at Clacton-on-Sea in southeastern England, dated to about 250,000–200,000 years ago.
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    • It suggests that the Clactonian and Acheulian stone-tool assemblages were in fact contemporary.
    • Riverside sites like that at Swanscombe seem to have been especially favoured by these early Clactonian people.
    • The stone tools of the Clactonian culture were quite unlike the handaxes that were supposed to be typical of the early Palaeolithic.
  • 1.1 (as noun the Clactonian) The Clactonian culture or period.

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