protohuman
adjective Date: circa 1909 of, relating to, or resembling an early hominid (as an australopithecine) • protohuman noun

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  • protohuman — /proh toh hyooh meuhn/ or, often, / yooh /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling extinct hominid populations that had some but not all the features of modern Homo sapiens. n. 2. a protohuman animal. [1905 10; PROTO + HUMAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • protohuman — adjective Pertaining to the first humans; the beginning of humankind. We each had limited knowledge of forager and protohuman warfare based on either ethnographic accounts or archaeological information, which forced both of us …   Wiktionary

  • protohuman — pro•to•hu•man [[t]ˌproʊ toʊˈhyu mən[/t]] or, often, [[t] ˈyu [/t]] adj. 1) pan of, pertaining to, or resembling extinct hominid populations that had some but not all the features of modern Homo sapiens[/ex] 2) pan a protohuman animal …   From formal English to slang

  • protohuman — I. “+ adjective Etymology: prot + human : of, relating to, or resembling an early primitive human or a prehominid II. noun : a protohuman individual …   Useful english dictionary

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  • protohuman — pro·to·human …   English syllables

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  • Glynn Isaac — Glynn Llywelyn Isaac (1937 1985) was a South African archaeologist who specialised in the very early prehistory of Africa. He has been called the most influential africanist of the last half century, and his papers on human movement and behavior… …   Wikipedia

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