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Cro-Magnon is the name of a cave in the Dordogne, France, where the first skeletons were found in 1868.

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Cro-Magnon (plural Cro-Magnons)

  1. The earliest known form of modern humans, Homo sapiens, to be found in Europe, dating from the late Paleolithic.

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The term has no formal status, since refers neither to a particular species or subspecies nor to an archaeological phase or culture. In current scientific literature, the term European early modern human is preferred.

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