Lantian man

Lan·​tian man | \ ¦lanˌtyan- \
variants: or less commonly Lan-t'ien man \ -​ˌtyen-​ \

Definition of Lantian man

: an extinct hominid known from parts of a skull excavated in China and now classified as a member of the genus Homo (H. erectus)

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History and Etymology for Lantian man

from Lant'ien, district in Shensi province, China

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“Lantian man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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