fossil man

fossil man

[¦fäs·əl ′man]
(paleontology)
Ancient human identified from prehistoric skeletal remains which are archeologically earlier than the Neolithic.
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The remains leave no possible doubt but that they represent not only a fossil man, but a man who must be regarded as affording us a link with our remote ancestors, the apes," wrote the Illustrated London News.
Macintosh, NWG (1967a) Fossil Man in Australia: with particular reference to the 1965 discovery at Green Gully near Keilor, Victoria.