Homo heidelbergensis

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Homo hei·del·ber·gen·sis

A species of extinct humans known from Pleistocene fossil remains found throughout Europe and Africa, and possibly in Asia, dating from about 600,000 to 200,000 years ago. Fossil finds known as Heidelberg man, Rhodesian man, and Steinheim man are examples of H. heidelbergensis.

[New Latin Homō heidelbergēnsis, species name : Latin homō, man + New Latin heidelbergēnsis, of Heidelberg (a fossil jawbone of the species having been found near the city in 1907 ).]
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Noun1.Homo heidelbergensis - a type of primitive man who lived in EuropeHomo heidelbergensis - a type of primitive man who lived in Europe
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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antecessor later trekked to Europe, where it was ancestral to a German species known as H.
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erectus, Stringer asserts, as well as a theory that a few European and African skulls fall within another species, H.