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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.
(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)]
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.
n → Homo heidelbergensis m