Cro-Magnon


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Cro-Mag·non

 (krō-măg′nən, -măn′yən)
n.
A form of modern Homo sapiens inhabiting Europe in the late Pleistocene around 30,000 years ago and characterized by a broad face and tall stature. It is known from skeletal remains first found in the Cro-Magnon cave in southern France.

Cro-Mag′non adj.

Cro-Mag•non

(kroʊˈmæg nən, -nɒn, -ˈmæn yən)

n.
1. an Upper Paleolithic population of humans regarded as the prototype of modern Homo sapiens in Europe, characteristically having long heads, broad faces, and sunken eyes and reaching a height of about 5 ft. 9 in. (175 cm). See illus. at hominid.
2. a member of this population.
[1865–70; after the cave (near Périgueux, France) where remains were found]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cro-Magnon - extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in EuropeCro-magnon - extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
Homo sapiens - the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
References in classic literature ?
Bowen had remarked in his narrative that these people were analogous to the so-called Cro-Magnon race of the Upper Paleolithic, and I was therefore very anxious to see them.
But they all showed a rather remarkable aptitude for delineation which further fortified Bowen's comparisons between these people and the extinct Cro-Magnons whose ancient art is still preserved in the caverns of Niaux and Le Portel.
To cover the generally accepted 25,000 years, it would need to have referred to Cro-Magnon humans.
It began with Cro-Magnon man complaining aloud that when he walked to school in the morning, he had to worry about run-ins with woolly mammoths.
Fans of Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear and other stories of prehistoric peoples' lives and adventures will relish Moctu and the Mammoth People: An Ice Age Story of Love, Life and Survival, the story of a Cro-Magnon boy who not only battles a tribal rival for leadership and love, but also encounters and is captured by a fearsome group of Neanderthals.
Synopsis: "Moctu and the Mammoth People" is the story of a strong, young, dark-skinned Cro-Magnon boy who must fight his rival for leadership of his tribe and the right to mate the beautiful Nuri.
And I say that if we are not part of the development of mankind as in [steps] two or three, we will be collateral damage and fade away, like Cro-Magnon, a species that disappeared.
Set in prehistoric Europe and centered on an outsider Cro-Magnon woman who joins a tribe of Neanderthals, this epic historical tale creates a stunning, well-researched portrait of an Ice Age world that's both brutal and beautiful.
I still pray for him sometimes, and I feel sorry that he has to be lumped with his Cro-Magnon colleagues.
Cro-Magnon Supernova "About 35,000 years ago a star exploded in the solar system's backyard, briefly shining as brightly as a quarter Moon.
Cro-Magnon hybrid startled by a zoot-suited Hustler from the future who
Now, as we all know, one of the biggest risks in procreation is associated with inbreeding, a process which, at best, produces Cro-Magnon looks and, at worst, genetic disease.