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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.


(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]
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.
An aggressive human species (there have been at least seventeen such species in the past) now called Cro-Magnon man, or Homo sapiens.
Then he evolves through Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon and, finally, man.
Cro-Magnon cave painters, for example, drew pictures of the creatures they hunted and observed more than 30,000 years ago.
Minnesota's Cro-Magnon governor, Jesse Ventura, would have been baffled by those "weak-minded people" who would have reduced his one-dimensional mind to rubble with just a few adjectives.
a) Utah Man; (b) Peking Man; (c) Java Man; (d) Cro-Magnon.
A specialist is brought in to discuss the change in skulls between Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon.
In it Golding deals with the confrontation between a small group of Neanderthal men and a larger group of Cro-Magnon men, the first true Homo sapiens.
Would a Cro-Magnon clone be a savage brute that could escape and terrorize society?
Thus Neanderthals may have overlapped Cro-Magnon for over 50,000 years, and are probably not central stock but a side branch.
To better understand the art of early man, my students and I delved into their day to-day lives, concentrating chiefly on the Cro-Magnon who lived 15,000-30,000 years ago.