Rhodesian man

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Rhodesian man

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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.

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

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, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage