Swanscombe man

Swans·​combe man | \ ˈswänzkəm- \

Definition of Swanscombe man

: 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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History and Etymology for Swanscombe man

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 8 Aug. 2020.

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