Heidelberg man


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Heidelberg man

n.
An extinct hominin known primarily from a fossil jaw found near Heidelberg, Germany. Once considered closely related to Homo erectus, it is now classified as H. heidelbergensis.

Heidelberg man

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a type of primitive man, Homo heidelbergensis, occurring in Europe in the middle Palaeolithic age, known only from a single fossil lower jaw
[C20: referring to the site where remains were found, at Mauer, near Heidelberg, Germany (1907)]

Hei′delberg man`


n.
a form of Homo erectus reconstructed from a human lower jaw (Hei′delberg jaw`) of early middle Pleistocene age, found in 1907 near Heidelberg, Germany.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.Heidelberg man - a type of primitive man who lived in EuropeHeidelberg man - a type of primitive man who lived in Europe
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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Heidelberg man

nHomo heidelbergensis m
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Homo heidelbergensis, aka Heidelberg Man, lived in Africa, Europe and western Asia from at least 600,000 years ago.
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today could see the Heidelberg man delight his German fans and beat playing partners Paul Lawrie and Greg Owen.