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Levallois

Line breaks: Le¦val|lois
Pronunciation: /ləˈvalwɑː
 
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Definition of Levallois in English:

noun

[usually as modifier] Archaeology
A flint-working technique associated with the Mousterian culture of the Neanderthals, in which a flint is trimmed so that a flake of predetermined size and shape can be struck from it.

Origin

early 20th century: named after a suburb of northern Paris.

Derivatives

Levalloisean

1
Pronunciation: /ˌlɛvəˈlɔɪzɪən/
adjective

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