Definition of Clactonian in English:

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Pronunciation: /klakˈtōnēən/


1Relating 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Clac·to·ni·an

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