Heidelberg man

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

Definition of Heidelberg man

: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


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