Afalou man

Afa·​lou man | \ ˈa-fə-ˌlü- \

Definition of Afalou man

: one of an Upper Paleolithic people of northern Africa closely related to Cro-Magnon man but having a broader nose, a sloping forehead, and heavy brow ridges

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First Known Use of Afalou man

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Afalou man

from Afalou bou Rummel, near Bougie, Algeria, where remains were found

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“Afalou man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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