Definition of Neanderthal man
1. Noun. Extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia.
Group relationships: Genus Homo
Generic synonyms: Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Derivative terms: Neandertal, Neanderthal, Neanderthalian
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Literary usage of Neanderthal man
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1. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1904)
"... stature of 170 cm., a stature which exceeds that of the Neanderthal man. ... up to the early quarternary period was represented by the Neanderthal man. ..."
2. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"According to some authorities Neanderthal man was living in Europe a quarter of a million years ago. Other specimens were afterwards found elsewhere, ..."