Meaning of Oldowan


Pronunciation: (ōl'du-wun, ôl'-), [key]
— adj. Archaeol.
  1. of or designating a Lower and Middle Pleistocene industrial complex of eastern Africa, characterized by assemblages of stone tools about two million years old that are the oldest well-documented artifacts yet known.
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