Boskop man

[ bos-kop man ]

  1. a former designation for cranial remains, 10,000–30,000 years old, found in the Transvaal of South Africa in 1913: once thought to be a unique species (Homo capensis) of exceptionally large-brained hominid and believed by some to be evidence of a so-called Boskop race, it has since been identified as a variation of the modern human and thus a member of Homo sapiens.

Origin of Boskop man

First recorded in 1915–20; after a locale in the Transvaal, where the remains were found in 1913

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