Fish Hoek skull

\ ˈfishˌhu̇k-, ˈfiˌshu̇k- \

Definition of Fish Hoek skull

: a southern African fossil skull that resembles that of a Bushman and that is found in association with artifacts suggesting an advanced type of the European Mousterian

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History and Etymology for Fish Hoek skull

from Fish Hoek (Vishoek), town in Cape Province, Union of South Africa, where it was discovered

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“Fish Hoek skull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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