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Heidelberg man

[ hahyd-l-burg man ]
/ ˈhaɪd lˌbɜrg ˌmæn /
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noun
the fossil remains of the primitive human Homo heidelbergensis, as reconstructed from the Heidelberg jaw. Heidelberg jaw.
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Origin of Heidelberg man

First recorded in 1905–10

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Heidelberg man

noun
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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