Definitions for "ABBEVILLIAN"
Abbevillian is a currently obsolescent name for a tool tradition that is increasingly coming to be called Olduwan. The original artifacts were collected from road construction sites on the Somme river near Abbeville by a French customs officer, Boucher de Perthes. He published his findings in 1836.
Earliest Palaeolithic culture in Europe characterised especially by crudely chipped stone hand-axes.