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
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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.
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I still pray for him sometimes, and I feel sorry that he has to be lumped with his Cro-Magnon colleagues.
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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.
SHAKEN, stirred and vomiting with fear - there's a new James Bond in town, and he makes Daniel Craig look like Cro-Magnon man.
Low Habberley is less than 30 miles from Birmingham and the trip would be worth it for anyone wanting to get in touch with their inner Cro-Magnon.
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There's an understanding that's reached, and it's interesting because as an alpha Cro-Magnon dude, there's a lot to Abraham that you'd not expect that the show will be going into.
Sin embargo, primatologos y etologos como Frans de Waal y Eibl-Eibesfeldt consideran que, como otros primates, los primeros seres humanos alimentaban boca a boca a sus hijos, como el hombre de Cro-Magnon, por lo que unir los labios sin transferir comida es la continuacion natural de una expresion de amor y de afecto entre los humanos, que viene de aquellos tiempos remotos.