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Solo man

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noun
  1. an early human being of the upper Pleistocene, known from skull fragments found in Java.
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Origin of Solo man

after the Solo River, central Java, near which the fragments were found
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Solo man

noun
  1. a type of early man, Homo soloensis, of late Pleistocene times, having a skull resembling that of Neanderthal man but with a smaller cranial capacity
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Word Origin

C20: after Solo, site in central Java where remains were found
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Solo man

[sōlō]
  1. A fossil hominid specimen previously classed as a distinct species (Homo soloensis) but now generally regarded as an archaic example of Homo sapiens.
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