Folsom man


a Paleo-Indian of the Folsom tradition.
a human skull found in Midland, Texas, that is believed to be contemporary with the Folsom tradition.

Origin of Folsom man

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for folsom man

Folsom man
/ (ˈfɒlsəm) /


a type of early man from a North American culture of the Pleistocene period, thought to have used flint tools and to have subsisted mainly by hunting bison

Word Origin for Folsom man

C20: named after Folsom, a settlement in New Mexico, where archaeological evidence was found
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