Heidelberg man

Origin of Heidelberg man

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for heidelberg man

Heidelberg man

noun
  1. a type of primitive man, Homo heidelbergensis, occurring in Europe in the middle Palaeolithic age, known only from a single fossil lower jaw

Word Origin for Heidelberg man

C20: referring to the site where remains were found, at Mauer, near Heidelberg, Germany (1907)
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