Swanscombe man

noun

Swans·​combe man
ˈswänzkəm-
: a prehistoric man known from the left parietal and an occipital bone found in middle Pleistocene Thames gravels in association with Acheulean artifacts and coeval fauna and probably representing an early form of Homo sapiens antedating Neanderthal man

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from Swanscombe, Kent, England, where the remains were found

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“Swanscombe man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swanscombe%20man. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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