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neanthropic

[nee-an-throp-ik]
adjective Anthropology.
  1. of or relating to modern forms of humans as compared with extinct species of the genus Homo.
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Origin of neanthropic

First recorded in 1890–95; ne- + anthropic
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Historical Examples of neanthropic

  • The beginning of the neanthropic is still a reindeer age, though that animal was apparently becoming rare.

    The Meeting-Place of Geology and History

    Sir John William Dawson

  • When we leave the Deluge and come to the postdiluvian or neanthropic period, similar coincidences occur.

  • Finally, what relation does the record in Genesis x. bear to the prehistoric peoples of the neanthropic age?


neanthropic in Science

neanthropic

[nē′ən-thrŏpĭk]
  1. Relating to members of the extant species Homo sapiens as compared with other, now extinct species of Homo.
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