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Cro-Magnon man

/ˈkrəʊˈmænjɒn; -ˈmæɡnɒn/
an early type of modern man, Homo sapiens, who lived in Europe during late Palaeolithic times, having tall stature, long head, and a relatively large cranial capacity
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C19: named after the cave (Cro-Magnon), Dordogne, France, where the remains were first found
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  • cro-magnon man was the proud possessor of a virtue both new and startling in a world given only to the struggle for survival.

    Warrior of the Dawn Howard Carleton Browne
  • In appearance, cro-magnon man was ruggedly handsome, both in figure and face.

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