Cro-Magnon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French Cro-Magnon, from Occitan Cròs-Manhon. Cro-Magnon is the name of a cave in the Dordogne, France, where the first skeletons were found in 1868.

Proper noun[edit]

Cro-Magnon

  1. The cave where the first Cro-Magnon Man specimens were found, in Les Eyzies, France

Noun[edit]

Cro-Magnon (plural Cro-Magnons)

  1. The earliest known form of modern humans, Homo sapiens, to be found in Europe, dating from the late Paleolithic.

Usage notes[edit]

The term has no formal status, since refers neither to a particular species or subspecies nor to an archaeological phase or culture. In current scientific literature, the term European early modern human is preferred.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Occitan Cròs-Manhon. Francization of the Occitan. Equivalent to creux +‎ Magnon. The name Manhon derives from manhon from Latin magnus.

Proper noun[edit]

Cro-Magnon

  1. The cave where the first Cro-Magnon Man specimens were found, in Les Eyzies, France

Noun[edit]

Cro-Magnon m (plural Cro-Magnons)

  1. Ellipsis of homme de Cro-Magnon: Cro-Magnon, a variety of early homo sapiens found in Europe.

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