Lagoa Santa man

La·​goa San·​ta man | \ ləˈgōəˈsantə- \

Definition of Lagoa Santa man

: an extinct South American man with a markedly long, narrow, and high-vaulted cranium known from skeletal remains found in Brazilian caves

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History and Etymology for Lagoa Santa man

from Lagoa Santa, city in Brazil, near where the remains were found

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“Lagoa Santa man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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