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Neanderthal man

(Encyclopedia)Neanderthal man –tôlˌ [key], a species of Homo, the genus to which contemporary humans belong, known as H. neandertalensis after Neanderthal (now Neandertal), Germany, the valley where the first s...


(Encyclopedia)Neanderthal, Germany: see Neandertal. ...

Cro-Magnon man

(Encyclopedia)Cro-Magnon man krō-măgˈnən, –mănˈyən [key], an early Homo sapiens (the species to which modern humans belong) that lived about 40,000 years ago. Skeletal remains and associated artifacts of t...


(Encyclopedia)Neandertal or Neanderthal nāänˈdərtälˌ [key], small valley, W Germany, E of Düsseldorf. In 1856 remains of Neanderthal man were discovered there. ...

early man

(Encyclopedia)early man: see human evolution.

Java man

(Encyclopedia)Java man: see Homo erectus.

Peking man

(Encyclopedia)Peking man: see Homo erectus.

Piltdown man

(Encyclopedia)Piltdown man, name given to human remains found during excavations (1908–15) at Piltdown, Sussex, England, by Charles Dawson. The find led to much speculation and argument. Since they were found wit...

man, prehistoric

(Encyclopedia)man, prehistoric, or early man: see human evolution. ...

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