Share this entry

Share this page

Boxgrove man

Line breaks: Box|grove man
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒksɡrəʊv man
 
/

Definition of Boxgrove man in English:

noun

A fossil hominid of the Middle Pleistocene period, whose fragmentary remains were found at Boxgrove near Chichester, SE England, in 1993 and 1995. Dated (controversially) to about 500,000 years ago, it is one of the earliest known humans in Europe.
  • Homo heidelbergensis (or H. erectus), family Hominidae
Example sentences
  • These are the remains of ‘Boxgrove man’, the earliest ancestral human yet found in Britain.
  • The small town of Boxgrove is just outside Chichester on the way from Arundel where the famous Boxgrove man was dug up.
  • And then Boxgrove man and his tribe departed, leaving one human shin as evidence that they walked in, and walked out again.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure