Neanderthal man


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Neanderthal man

n.
The Neanderthal species or an individual of the species. Not in scientific use.

Neanderthal man

n
(Archaeology) a type of primitive man, Homo neanderthalensis, or H. sapiens neanderthalensis, occurring throughout much of Europe in late Palaeolithic times: it is thought that they did not interbreed with other early humans and are not the ancestors of modern humans
[C19: from the anthropological findings (1857) in the Neandertal, a valley near Düsseldorf, Germany]

Nean′derthal man`


n.
a member of an extinct subspecies of humans, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, that inhabited Europe and W and central Asia c100,000–40,000 B.C.
[1860–65]

Neanderthal man

A type of primitive human being that lived in Europe in the Paleolithic Age.
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Noun1.Neanderthal man - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western AsiaNeanderthal man - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Translations

Neanderthal man

nder Neandertaler

Neanderthal man

nl'Uomo di Neandertal
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There was one among the lot, evidently the leader of them, who bore a close resemblance to the so-called Neanderthal man of La Chapelle-aux-Saints.
I did not wish to fire among them unless it became absolutely necessary, and so I started to lead my party around them; but the instant that the Neanderthal man guessed my intention, he evidently attributed it to cowardice upon our part, and with a wild cry he leaped toward us, waving his cudgel above his head.
An examination disclosed that five of our erstwhile opponents were dead and the sixth, the Neanderthal man, was but slightly wounded, a bullet having glanced from his thick skull, stunning him.
The Neanderthal man was something of a care, for we had to keep him in irons all the time, and he was mighty savage when approached; but after a time he became more docile, and then we tried to discover if he had a language.
I see in reading over the last few pages that I neglected to state that Lys finally discovered that the Neanderthal man possessed a language.
If the research is correct, anti-social youths share their brain abnormality with Neanderthal man.
It started when Neanderthal man dropped out of the tree and will continue until the last person leaves this earth.
Writing for general readers interested in science, Paabo recounts his 30-year effort to sequence the genome of Neanderthal Man and explains what he discovered about the hotly debated relationship between Neanderthals and the early humans who lived in the same regions for thousands of years.
And being Neanderthal man, he decides to stake his claim to his woman by taking her away for New Year's Eve, much to her delight.
Neanderthal Man IT might not look like it, but Neanderthals survived in the Ice Age by using their brains, says Dr Roberts.
Excavation in Cefn Meiriadog caves in the 1980s when remains of Neanderthal Man dating back 250,000 years were found