The meaning of the word man is rather vague. It either implies a human being of any sex or a male human being.
Serving as a generic term in many cases it causes confusion as well as it leads to misrepresentation of females. We suggest you to use the following alternatives instead of the word "man" in your writing:
humanity, humankind, men and women, individuals, people.
humanity, humankind, people
primitive peoples, primitive men and women, primitive humans
chair, chairperson, co-ordinator, moderator.