Cro-Magnon man

Quick Reference


A general and rarely used term that refers in a collective way to modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens, of the period 35 000 to 10 000 years ago. The name comes from the type‐site of Cro‐Magnon in France where, in ad 1868, fossil human remains with Aurignacian material culture were discovered.

Subjects: Archaeology — Biological Sciences.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »