Wadjak man


Wa·​djak man
: an extinct large-headed man of primitive proto-Australoid type known from two Javanese skulls that is often set apart as a species (Homo wadjakensis) but is probably a primitive form of modern man (Homo sapiens) intermediate between Solo man and the modern Australian natives

Word History


from Wadjak, locality in Java where the skulls were discovered

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“Wadjak man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wadjak%20man. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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