Neanderthal man

noun
variants: less commonly

Neandertal man

Definition of Neanderthal man

  1. :  a type or race or species of Middle Paleolithic man (Homo neanderthalensis or Palaeoanthropus neanderthalensis) known from skeletal remains found at many sites in Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia usually in association with Mousterian artifacts and distinguished by a stocky, heavily muscled build, proportionally short forearm and lower leg, and an extremely dolichocephalic skull with projecting occiput, heavy supraorbital torus, receding forehead, and undeveloped chin

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Origin and Etymology of neanderthal man

from Neanderthal (Neandertal), valley in western Germany where the remains were first discovered


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