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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


  1. Relating to members of the extant species Homo sapiens as compared with other, now extinct species of Homo.
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