Definition of Clactonian in English:

Clactonian

adjective

Archaeology
  • 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.

    • ‘It suggests that the Clactonian and Acheulian stone-tool assemblages were in fact contemporary.’
    • ‘The stone tools of the Clactonian culture were quite unlike the handaxes that were supposed to be typical of the early Palaeolithic.’
    • ‘Riverside sites like that at Swanscombe seem to have been especially favoured by these early Clactonian people.’
    1. 1.1The Clactonian culture or period.

Pronunciation:

Clactonian

/klakˈtōnēən/