Heidelberg jaw

[ hahyd-l-burg jaw ]
/ ˈhaɪd lˌbɜrg ˈdʒɔ /

noun

a nearly complete primitive human mandible of the middle Pleistocene Epoch found in 1907 near Heidelberg, Germany: before this specimen was discovered and classified asHomo heidelbergensis, all early human fossils with traits shared by Homo erectus and modern humans were collectively called archaic Homo sapiens.

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Origin of Heidelberg jaw

First recorded in 1905–10

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