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Rhodesian man,remains of an extinct hominin now classified as Homo heidelbergensis. See human evolutionhuman evolution,
theory of the origins of the human species, Homo sapiens. Modern understanding of human origins is derived largely from the findings of paleontology, anthropology, and genetics, and involves the process of natural selection (see Darwinism).
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Rhodesian man[rō′dē·zhən ′man]
A type of fossil man inhabiting southern and central Africa during the late Pleistocene; the skull was large and low, marked by massive browridges, with a cranial capacity of 1300 cubic centimeters or less.
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