Fish Hoek skull

noun

ˈfishˌhu̇k-,
ˈfiˌshu̇k-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Fish Hoek skull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fish%20Hoek%20skull. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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