Which One is Closest to Modern Man?

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : August 31st, 2022

The closest species to the modern man was called the Cro-Magnon man. They were first discovered in Europe and were regarded as the closest or direct ancestors to modern man. Unlike the modern man, the Cro-magnon had a reduced jaw along with the modern man’s chin and a round skull. They first appeared during the time when art first appeared, and their cranial capacity was around 1350 cc.


The closest species to modern man is Cro-Magnon

The remains of the Cro-magnon were found in fossils in the Cro-magnon rock shelter in the Southwestern region of France. It is believed that they lived during the Upper Paleolithic period. 


Which One is Closest to Modern Man?

The Cro-Magnon were the closest to modern man and are considered their direct ancestors. They lived during the Paleolithic period and had a slightly higher cranial capacity than the average modern man.


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