Kabwe 1

[ kahb-wey wuhn ]
/ ˈkɑb weɪ ˈwʌn /


the cranial remains of the first early human to have been discovered in Africa, exhibiting features similar to Homo erectus but having a larger brain, as of a modern human: found at Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia), in 1921, it was originally called Rhodesian man and assigned to a new species, H. rhodesiensis, but is now generally accepted as a specimen of H. heidelbergensis.

Origin of Kabwe 1

First recorded in 1970–75
Also called Bro·ken Hill skull.
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