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cromagnon

(kroˈmægnən)
n. an ugly male. (see also neanderthal, which is a variety of man presumed to be uglier and less like modern man.) Who is that cromagnon you were with last night?
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She well appreciates the concerns of her fans who have waited for what must have seemed like an Ice Age for the next meaty instalment of the adventure of Ayla, a tall blonde CroMagnon medicine woman and her dashing soulmate, Jondalar.
Others could be seen treating the injured in the street in front of the Republic a de la Cromagnon disco which is popular with teenagers.
DNA from the CroMagnons fitted well within the spectrum of genetic variation seen in modern Europeans but differed sharply from that of the Neanderthals, who were chronologically closer to them.
By comparing their DNA to Cromagnons, an early race of humans, scientists can check if inter-breeding took place and if Neanderthals contributed to our genetic make-up.