The term Cro-Magnon refers to one of the main types of early modern humans of the European Upper Paleolithic. Current dating of Cro-Magnon bones point to a more recent date of 28,000 years. The earliest known remains of Cro-Magnon like humans are dated to 35,000 radiocarbon years. The name is taken from the cave of Crô-Magnon in southwest France, where the first specimen was found.
The Cro-Magnon term falls outside the usual naming conventions for early humans and is often used in a general sense to describe the oldest modern people in Europe.
The oldest definitely dated European early modern humans specimen with modern and archaic, possibly Neanderthal, mosaic of traits is Oase 1 from 34,000–36,000 14C years ago.
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