Saldanha man

[ sal-dah-nuh man ]
/ sælˈdɑ nə ˌmæn /


the fossil remains of a hominin between about 200,000 and 500,000 years of age and presumed to be Homo heidelbergensis: the specimen was discovered in southwestern South Africa in 1953, and to date no hominin fossil has been found in a more southern location.

Origin of Saldanha man

First recorded in 1950–55; from Saldanha, the name of a town in southwestern South Africa or from Saldanha Bay, after which the town was named Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019