Rhodesian man

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Rhodesian man

n.
An extinct hominin known from fossil remains found in south-central Africa, previously classified as a distinct species of Homo but now regarded as an example of H. heidelbergensis.
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Rhodesian man

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a type of early man, Homo rhodesiensis (or H. sapiens rhodesiensis), occurring in Africa in late Pleistocene times and resembling Neanderthal man in many features
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Rhode′sian man′


n.
an extinct Pleistocene human whose cranial remains were found in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia): formerly in some classifications Homo rhodesiensis but now considered archaic Homo sapiens.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Rhodesian man - a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa
human, human being, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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