Heidelberg man

play
noun Hei·del·berg man \ˈhī-dəl-ˌbərg-, -ˌberg-\

Definition of Heidelberg man

  1. :  an Early Pleistocene hominid known from a massive fossilized jaw with distinctly human dentition and classified with the direct ancestor (Homo erectus) of modern humans

Origin and Etymology of heidelberg man

Heidelberg, Germany


First Known Use: 1920


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Heidelberg man? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).