Cro-Magnon man


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Cro-Magnon man

(ˈkrəʊˈmænjɒn; -ˈmæɡnɒn)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) an early type of modern man, Homo sapiens, who lived in Europe during late Palaeolithic times, having tall stature, long head, and a relatively large cranial capacity
[C19: named after the cave (Cro-Magnon), Dordogne, France, where the remains were first found]

Cro-Magnon man

An early form of human being who lived in Europe in Paleolithic times.
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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.
SHAKEN, stirred and vomiting with fear - there's a new James Bond in town, and he makes Daniel Craig look like Cro-Magnon man.
The flaxen-haired Tory - himself a former schoolboy prop - hailed the Hair Bear as the "Cro-Magnon man", a reference to the first early modern humans known for their fearsome strength and formidable frames.
Auditions for "The Man From Earth," a science fiction play about a university professor claiming to be a Cro-Magnon man who somehow has lived for more than 14,000 years, will be held at 1 p.m.
- James Jones, Cardiff ONE of our earliest ancestors, Cro-Magnon man, lived on a diet of raw meat, nuts, roots and berries and didn't have the luxury of knives to cut his food.
The men are essentially a barrel of shaved (or waxed) chimps in thrall to relatively sophisticated Cro-Magnon Man Greg, who sweetly gained their trust when he landed a "haymaker" in their defence during a pointless pub set-to.