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 (krō-măg′nən, -măn′yən)
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.
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(kroʊˈmæg nən, -nɒn, -ˈmæn yən)

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]
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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
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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.