collectively, the very robust, regionally differentiated human populations that lived in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa from 35,000 to 200,000 years ago.
any physically robust, premodern form of the genus Homo , including Homo sapiens neanderthalensis (Neanderthal man) or Homo erectus , and their intermediate forms and regional variants.
- Archaic homo sapiens
archaic homo sapiens archaic Homo sapiens (är-kā’ĭk) Relating to or being an early form or subspecies of Homo sapiens, anatomically distinct from modern humans. Neanderthals in Europe and Solo man in Asia are usually classed as archaic humans. Though archaic humans belong to the same species as modern humans, not all archaic groups or populations […]
- Old latin
the Latin language in use from the earliest inscriptions to c100 b.c. Abbreviation: OL, OL., O.L. Historical Examples They felt contempt for their Old Latin speech and for their literature, with the tiresome asceticism it eternally preached. A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele Dragons like father has in that Old Latin book about […]
- Archaic smile
a conventional representation of the mouth characterized by slightly upturned corners of the lips, found especially on Greek sculpture produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated: an archaic manner; an archaic notion. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage except to suggest the older time, as in religious rituals or historical novels. Examples: thou; wast; methinks; forsooth. forming the earliest stage; prior to full […]