Meaning of CRO-MAGNON in English

/kroh mag"neuhn, -non, -man"yeuhn/ , n.

1. an Upper Paleolithic population of humans, regarded as the prototype of modern Homo sapiens in Europe. Skeletal remains found in an Aurignacian cave in southern France indicate that the Cro-Magnon had long heads, broad faces, and sunken eyes, and reached a height of approximately 5 ft. 9 in. (175 cm). See illus. under hominid .

2. a member of the Cro-Magnon population.

[ 1865-70; named after the cave (near Périgueux, France) where the first remains were found ]

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