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Meaning of Neanderthal man

Nean'derthal man"

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  1. a member of an extinct subspecies of powerful, physically robust humans, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, that inhabited Europe and western and central Asia c100,000–40,000b.c.See illus. under
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